Monday, December 7, 2009

Aleut Visors

While I was visiting the Sand Point Culture Camp this summer, I visited and watch an Aleut hat maker, Peter D., make his Aleut Hats. They were very interesting and very nice at the same time. I really liked how he would carve to perfection on each wood piece. Then I went outside with him and learned that he boiled the wood hats that he carved. He boiled them so he could bend them. After he bent them he put them in a strain and let them dry. After they dried they were painted with different designs. It was a cool experience to watch this. I want to learn next year.

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