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AFN 2014: From regalia to couture

ANCHORAGE - Growing up in Juneau, Tlingit artist Shaaxsaani taught herself to bead and sew. That led to designing regalia until about five years ago, when she decided to take...
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Photo: Sun finds Man on Top of the Sun

...totemic symbol of the Tlingit creation myth, "Man on Top of the Sun." The totem pole, carved by now-retired Juneau Tlingit artist Amos Wallace in 1967, was cleaned and refitted with a concrete base and a metal support.
Photo: Tinted totem

...Harnessing the Atom Totem Pole" are illuminated Tuesday by a floodlight at the foot of the totem. The late Juneau Tlingit artist Amos L. Wallace carved the pole in 1967. The three figures depict man on top of the sun and Raven. Sound off...
Builders and artists value salvaged cedar

...Olson. "My first memories of walking through the forest (in Sitka) are the scent of cedar," Olson said. When Juneau Tlingit artist Rick Beasley needs to carve a small model for a totem pole, he more than likely will reach for a piece of yellow...
The art of tricking tourists

...Native artwork, but that money does not go to the people it should." Juneau vs. Bali: A beaver mask carved by Juneau Tlingit artist Doug Chilton, left, and a replica from an unknown artist in Bali, Indonesia, right. MICHAEL PENN / THE JUNEAU...
Photo: Canoe taking shape

Juneau Tlingit artist Doug Chilton works Tuesday on the bow of a canoe he is carving at Sealaska Plaza. The canoe was commissioned for the new Ocean...
Photo: A Juneau family scene

Three snow-dusted totem poles known as "A Southeast Family," carved by Juneau Tlingit artist Mick Beasley in 1996, keep watch Monday near the Terry Miller Office Building. The pole on the left depictcs the mother and the...


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