Way Back in Kodiak – New Sewers and Ancient Craft


A group of Kodiak women traveled to a museum in Finland to study Alutiiq garments in the collection there. Back in town, they spent months creating a caribou parka, recreating the techniques they learned from the historic garment. In this interview, learn about the skills, materials, and camaraderie that developed as new skin sewers resurrected ancient Alutiiq skills.

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