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Athabascan Beadwork

Traditional beadwork of Athabascan Indians from Alaska and Canada. I am part Athabascan and learned to bead from my mom, who also does beadwork.

Beaded ring pillow on moosehide made by Liisia Carlo Edwardsen

Athabascan beadwork by Brenda Mahan from Galena, Alaska-work in progress on moose hide, 1/7/14

Happy Sunday Everyone. Sharing a photo of bead work done by my Aunt. Beautiful!

Gwich'in (Kutchin), Yukon River, Alaska. Mittens. 1907-1913. Moose hind/skin, wool cloth, beaver skin/fur, glass beads, metal beads, wool yarn, sinew.. sew, overlay beadwork, edge beaded braided

Athabaskan Moccasins by Yellowknives Dene First Nations artist Nathalie Waldman.

Dene baby bag; Gwich'in, early 20th century; velvet, glass beads, silk ribbon, thong, cotton lining.

Beadwork at the Anchorage airport, best picture I could get with the glare of the glass. Still lovely gloves :)