Unique and rare doll made from a variety of native materials by Beulah Oittilliah of Gambell, Alaska, a Yup’ik Eskimo village of about 700 people on St. Lawrence Island; just south of the Bering Straits. The Yup’ik people have occupied the Bering Straits for thousands of years. Beulah is a master Yup’ik doll maker and her work has been covered in a book titled Ivory Carvers of St. Lawrence Island by Dale Kessler.
This crab ice fisherman doll is made from gut skin, seal fur and sits on a genuine whalebone disk
Measurements: 8″ tall / disk is 6.5″ x 7.5″
Artist Signed: Beulah Oitttilian, Gamball, Alaska 99742
Condition: Very good condition