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Alaskan Dream Catchers, Spirit Wheels & Masks



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Alaskan museum quality, ancestral design, and high standard distinguished Eskimo carvings.  Alaskan Natives create spirit wheels representative of village life and activities. Legends of Alaska is found in the Spirit masks, dream catchers and spirit wheels. Alaska Native tradition which brings together the physical and spiritual world depicted by fish, animals and feathers. These fine works of art depict hunters who provide food for the village, the spirit wheels represent the hunters respect for life and the spirit of the animals he hunts to feed his people.

Native Americans of the Great Plains hung dream catchers in their tipis or lodges or on their baby's cradle boards. The dream catcher is formed into a circle--the Native American symbol of life. The STEM dream catcher has six colored beads at the sides that symbolize the six directions - heaven, earth, north, south, east and west. The red, black, yellow, and white beads also represent the four races of man. According to legend, the air is filled with both good and bad dreams. Good dreams pass through the center hollow in the dream catcher to the sleeping person. The bad dreams are trapped in the web, where they perish in the light of dawn.
All of us can learn and appreciate life and thnose whom we share it with so much more by letting the positive ways of learning and expirencing life directly, while filtering out the harshness of life and embracing what life represents...love.
An excellent gift for the discriminating Alaskan fine arts buyer who appreciates Alaska Native art, a great solution for that someone "who has everything".

  About our Spirit Wheels and Dream Catchers
We offer Spirit Masks handcrafted of walrus ivory and baleen, or handcrafted of cultured polymer clays called "Sculpey". Our "Sculpey" handcrafted masks are made here in Alaska by Artist Jaslynn. Each mask is hand pressed and painted, feathers and shells add the final touches. Each hand crafted Sculpey styled mask takes on its own spirit as beads, feathers and hand colors are added.

Alaskan collection- Spirit Wheels, Ceremonial Masks, Dream Catchers

Alaskan Dream Catcher Mink fur

Unique hand crafted Dream Catcher is crafted of hand molded Alaskan Birch, sinu, mink fur lined with bead & feather detail. Our artisans' hand design Dream Catchers, sure to steal away your bad dreams, hang one in your home today. An excellent gift for the discriminating Alaskan fine arts buyer who appreciates Alaska Native art, an Alaskan collectable for that someone "who has everything".

Approximate Size: 6in dia.

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Alaskan Dream Catcher Mink fur

This beautifully hand crafted Alaskan Dream Catcher is crafted of hand molded Alaskan Birch, sinu, mink fur lined with bead & feather detail. Our artisans' hand design Dream Catchers, sure to steal away your bad dreams, hang one in your home today. An excellent gift for the discriminating Alaskan fine arts buyer who appreciates Alaska Native art, an Alaskan collectable for that someone "who has everything".

Approximate Size: 8in dia.

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Alaskan Ivolry Spirit Wheel

Anaktuvuk Pass Elder's Cerimonial Dance Mask

caribou skin masks by the Nunamiut Eskimo of Anaktuvuk Pass (an-ack-TOO-vick) masks, the pass area is a city in North Slope Borough nestled in the heart of the Brooks Range. On July 13, 2010 the community residents of Anaktuvuk Pass, North Slope Borough Mayor Edward Itta and department officials, and many guests helped celebrate the open house of the newly renovated and expanded Simon Paneak Memorial Museum. For 50 years the Nunamiut of Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska have been making skin masks by a technique that they invented, casting wet caribou skins on wooden molds.
The masks are so characteristic of the place that a skin mask made on a mold by any Alaska native person is often labeled an Anaktuvuk mask. The masks are even more closely identified with the village of their origin because they look like the people (though not intentionally like anyone in particular), and because the Nunamiut chose the mask face as the logo for their village corporation. A similar mask face is etched in glass on the welcome sign to village’s Simon Paneak Memorial Museum.
Simon Paneak Museum
Museum tours & information:
341 Mekiana Road, Anaktuvuk Pass, AK 99721
(907) 661-3413

A piece of Alaskan history is sure to become a treasured part of your home! An excellent gift for the discriminating Alaskan fine arts buyer who appreciates Alaska Native art, an Alaskan collectable piece for that someone "who has everything".
Note: Each mask is hand made in Alaska by Alaska Natives, variations occur between each Alaskan mask, furs and skins used. Your Anaktuvuk Pass mask is unique, like no other in the world.
Approximate Size of face: 7.5in X 6in. Fur Ruff: 10-12in X 8-10in (approx).

Shipping: 2-3 business days, handmade on order.

AFE 236 Anaktuvuk Mask
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Alaskan Ivolry Spirit Wheel

Flat Basket Spirit Mask

Hand woven flat grass basket, natural dyes are based on tribal colors. Wood hand carved pirit mask is the center piece of this unique design, adorned with bone carved bear paws. Alaskan fox and beaver furs frame the spirit mask. Masks were carved, decorated and painted, ingenious theatrical devices were created and hung from the roof, and beautiful clothing was sewn, all as part of a complex spiritual life which honored the beings that made life possible in the Arctic environment. The masks were used for many ceremonial purposes; they were said to have made the unseen world visible. It is impossible to know the specific meanings behind any type of mask, as the meaning was personal to the mask's creator and related to the story he or she wished to tell. Similar looking masks could portray stories with very different meanings. Here Alaska's history is sure to become a treasured part of your home! An excellent gift for the discriminating Alaskan fine arts buyer who appreciates Native art, an collectable piece for that someone "who has everything".
Note: all handmade baskets are woven from grasses by craftsmen and women. Each basket is unique, your basket will vary slightly from image shown. Basket is Balease, hand finished in Alaska adorned with furs, carved bone bear paw and beads from Alaska.
Variations include but are not limited to:
size
color
exact shapes
design patterns
weave
Approximate Size: 18in. dia

Shipping: 3 days

AKREF #30 Flat Basket Spirit Mask
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Alaskan Ivolry Spirit Wheel

Alaskan Ivory Spirit Wheel
"Loon Hunters"


Museum quality rare hand crafted spirit wheel mask of a loon is carfted of fosil (shed) walrus ivory with scrimshaw detail, the rings are of whale baleen. On the outer edge of the baleen wheel are salmon and the wings and feet of the loon. Alaskan Native artists design spirit wheels representative of village life and activities. An excellent gift for the discriminating Alaskan fine arts buyer who appreciates Alaska Native art, an Alaskan collector's piece for that someone "who has everything".

Approximate Size: 9.5in X 11in.

Shipping: 30 days, handmade on order.

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Alaskan Ivolry Spirit Wheel

Elder's Spirit Wheel
By Franklin Matchian


Hand crafted museum quality spirit wheel mask of a village elder is carfted of walrus ivory with scrimshaw detail, the rings are of whale baleen. On the outer edge of the baleen wheel are salmon and the wings and feet of the loon. Alaskan Native artists design spirit wheels representative of village life and activities. An excellent gift for the discriminating Alaskan fine arts buyer who appreciates Alaska Native art, a great solution for that someone "who has everything".

Approximate Size: 9.5in X 11in.

Shipping: 30 days, handmade on order.

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"Hunter" Spirit Wheel
By B. Amos


Alaskan spirit wheel mask of a village hunter is carfted of walrus ivory with scrimshaw detail, the rings are of whale baleen. On the outer edge of the baleen wheel are salmon and the wings and feet of the loon. Alaskan Native artists design spirit wheels representative of village life and activities. An excellent gift for the discriminating Alaskan fine arts buyer who appreciates Alaska Native art, an Alaskan collectable for that someone "who has everything".

Approximate Size: 8in X 8in.

BRAM15A Spirit Wheel
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Alaskan Spirit Hunter hat

Traditional Alutiiq Aleut Ceremonial Hunter's Hat
By F. Machion


The ceremonial hunting hat was worn by Aleut Hunters during elaborate rituals and when hunting whale or sea otter. The ceremonial hunting hat was colorfully decorated with ivory sculptures, sea lion whiskers, colorful bird feathers and was worn by important men.
This hunters hat is hand made of bent woods made over a frame giving the hat its traditional shape and look. The decorations honored the spirits and transformed the wearer into a mighty hunter, capable of braving the ocean and its dangers. The ceremonial hunting hat, also hid his human identity from his prey. The hunting hat gave more visibility, protected the eyes from ocean glare and seawater spray and it even improved his hearing. The colors are naturally derived from berries and other locally found natural colors. An excellent gift idea for the true discriminating Alaskan Aleut Native art collector.

Approximate Size: 13.5in long, 8in wide

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