Shadow Frame & Matting 11"x14":
Al'a (Sister) has a headress and dance fans made of reindeer hair from Mekoryuk, Alaska. Each flower design on her Qas'peq are individually painted.
Al’a or older sister, would prepare her head dress made of reindeer hair before the festival, with beautiful beads and fur, her dance fan would be made of sea grass and reindeer hair.
In essence, she had already been making preparations with her family before the great “Agayuliyararput” - Our Way of Making Prayer. Today known as the festival.
In the summer, she would help her mother and sisters cut fish for the winter, dried the fish and meat from animals and collected food and useful materials and sea grass. (More)