Location: Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center
Dates: Saturday-Sunday, January 24-25
Join artist Mary Paniyagaq Tunuchuk and Anchorage Museum conservator
Sarah Owens to learn about the traditional preparation and use of gut for
sewing and about historic and contemporary gut objects from museum
collections. Learn how to blow up, cut and stitch intestine, then make your own decorative gut egaleq (window) using seal intestines (Alaska Native
students only) or commercial hog casing.
The class is free but limited to 15 students. Please pre-register by January 5th. Call 907-929-9208 or email biddisond@si.edu.
The program is brought to you by the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center through the generous
support of the Surdna Foundation, The CIRI Foundation, Alaska State Council on the Arts and the Anchorage Museum.