Woman Chewing Sealskin to Make Boots, ca. 1910Louis Auguste Romanet Fonds, 72-81-7-1-9-14, University of Alberta Archives
Woman Chewing Sealskin to Make Boots, ca. 1910
Louis Auguste Romanet Fonds, 72-81-7-1-9-14, University of Alberta Archives

Women's Tools

Throughout coastal Alaska, women are responsible for food preparation, clothing and footwear production, and child rearing. Their tools include scrapers, ulus, needles, sewing bags and other items such as awls. The relationship between women, animal skins and women's tools is very powerful. Throughout the production process women are scraping and stitching their helping spirits into each garment and it is essential that this is done with extreme care.
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