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Eskimo Dolls by Beulah and Stephanie
Oittilliah



Beautiful Eskimo Dolls made from a variety of native materials by Beulah Oittilliah, her Granddauter Stephani and Maxine Ungott of Gambell, Alaska, 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, Stephanie and Maxine are master Yup'ik doll makers. Beulah’s work is featured in a book titled “Ivory Carvers of St. Lawrence Island” by Dale Kessler. Each doll is unique and one of a kind. They have maintained their uniqueness because of the isolated nature of the island. The dolls are made from a wide variety of native materials. The face, hands are ivory from the tusk of a walrus. The eyes are inlaid baleen. The parkas are traditional walrus gut and gray-silver spotted fur seal. The trousers and mukluks are also spotted fur seal. They are generally mounted on an old walrus vertebrate or whale "ooziva".

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