The tiny stitches on this old woman doll's face show the tradional facial tatoos of women of Saint Lawrence Island.
The artist, Helen Slwooko Carius, was a St. Lawrence Island Eskimo that lived much of her life in Anchorage. She was a perfectionist in the arts and a brilliant historian of traditional life on St. Lawrence Island who made activity dolls, baby dolls, clothing, and traditional toys. She was also an accomplished writer and illustrator. All of her accomplishments were made in spite of being disabled by polio as a young girl.
Materias: Winter bleached sealskin and seal intestine
Location: Northern Lights Corridor