Note Cards from the
Traveling Museum of Eskimo Culture:
collection of Bill Coperthwaite
Bill assembled a significant collection of Eskimo artifacts as a teaching tool. He used these artifacts first with children in Alaska, to help them recognize the beauty of their own culture. He wrote about the project in A Museum of Eskimo Culture, part of a doctoral project at the Harvard School of Education. Since that time Bill has been using these with many people both visiting at his place and at workshops elsewhere. We are looking for ways that these artifacts can continue to inspire and inform all of us.
We have reproduced the book
A Traveling Museum of Eskimo Culture,
which can be seen here.
We have begun to photograph the artifacts and have created cards as a way for others to share in their beauty. We will continue to work with the collection and seek ways in which it can provide the most public good.
Set of 4 cards; 2 images - $12.
Cards available from:
1646 Dow Road
Freeland, WA 98249
Eskimo fish hook from Bering Sea.
ivory, steel, glass bead,
sinew, beak of auklet,
whisker of sea lion or walrus.
Talisman. Bering Sea. Ivory.