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Catalog Number

CAS 2000-0006-0001   CAS 2000-0006-0001; Placemat
Category Tools & Implements; Visual Arts
Object Name Placemat
Culture Siberian Yup'ik (Yupik)
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Alaska
County Anchorage
Other Geographic Data City: Anchorage
Maker's Name Florence Napaaq Malewotkuk, (also Florence Nupok, Florence N. Chauncey) (1906-1971)
Date of Manufacture ca. 1965-1975
Collection Name N/A
Materials Plastic vinyl
Description Rectangular black vinyl place mat with reproduced pen and ink drawing showing winter scene of 3 traditional Yup'ik Eskimo log houses with skin roofs, 2 sleds hitched to dog teams, and several adults and children; Scene is printed either on white paper that is laminated to black vinyl sheet or directly on white vinyl; Artist's reproduced signature "Florence Malewotkuk" along with trade name "Bering Sea Originals" and initials "KR" (Kay Roberts) are imprinted along lower edge of drawing.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 43.0, Thickness = 0.1, Length = 29.2