Saturday, November 15, 2008

Alaskan Native Art

There are a variety of Native Alaskan artifacts that are carved in ways which portrays their unique cultures. Dolls, baskets, head dresses, and masks are produced in various styles which are usually handcrafted in detail each reflecting it's own meaning. Although many observe these items just to be "art," they represent much more than their looks. everything has life, feeling, and most important of all, spirit. These baskets, masks, and such are alive. They are treated with apex values and respected as part of an important cultural community.

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