Grasses and Plant Fiber Heritage Kit

Grasses and Plant Fiber Heritage Kit

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Community
Chugachmiut Heritage Preservation
Category
Document
Summary
Created by the Alaska Plant Materials Center in 2007, this field guide provides information about the habitat, uses, growth, and peculiarities of beach wildrye.
Community
Chugachmiut Heritage Preservation
Category
Document
Summary
Created by the Alaska Plant Materials Center in 2007, this field guide provides information about the habitat, uses, growth, and peculiarities of reeve beach wildrye.
grasses.jpg
Community
Chugachmiut Heritage Preservation
Category
Book/Publication
Summary
How to identify 135 of the most common species of North American grasses, sedges, and rushes, with their economic and ecological importance.
Non-Alaskan Basket 2.jpg
Community
Chugachmiut Heritage Preservation
Category
Three-Dimensional Artifact/Object
Summary
Non-Alaskan woven grass basket found in the Grass and Plant Fiber Heritage Kit.
Seaweed Basket 3.jpg
Community
Chugachmiut Heritage Preservation
Category
Three-Dimensional Artifact/Object
Summary
Woven basket made from Alaskan seaweed. It is found in the Grasses and Plant Fiber Heritage Kit.
Basket Starter 1.jpg
Community
Chugachmiut Heritage Preservation
Category
Three-Dimensional Artifact/Object
Summary
Two basket starts that display how to begin weaving a basket. Found in the Grasses and Plant Fiber Heritage Kit.
Grass 1.jpg
Community
Chugachmiut Heritage Preservation
Category
Three-Dimensional Artifact/Object
Summary
A bundle of dried grass found in the Grass and Plant Fiber Heritage Kit. Many indigenous groups, including people of the Chugach region would use dried grass to weave baskets for storage containers.
Community
Chugachmiut Heritage Preservation
Category
Book/Publication
Summary
Earth Dyes (Nuunam Qaralirkai) was written by Rita Pitka Blumenstein about her experience collecting and dying grasses, and weaving baskets while growing up in Tununak, AK. She gives instruction on how to use the resources available from the earth to dye.
Pumice Stone and Fiborus Scrubber 1.jpg
Community
Chugachmiut Heritage Preservation
Category
Three-Dimensional Artifact/Object
Summary
Pumice stone and beach grass Root scrubber.
Grass Booties 7.JPG
Community
Chugachmiut Heritage Preservation
Category
Three-Dimensional Artifact/Object
Summary
Woven beach grass booties that were worn as an inner lining for traditional Sugpiaq footwear. Made by June Pardue.