Grandpa Doll- Yupik Name: "Narullgiq" (Sounds like: Naw-ew-lik)

  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Owner/Dealer: akaak99
This is a completely hand sewn traditional eskimo doll. The artist is Naternaq (Flounder)from Newtok, Alaska. The doll stands at 11" and 11 1/2" with the hood on. It comes with it's own stand. It will include a COA signed and dated by the artist which will be sent separate via certified mail. This is an original with it's prototype, both in sketch and body form remaining with our family collection. The parka's body is of Ermine enhanced with ermine tails, blue delica beads and red dmc thread. The parka's vertical seam is spotted seal skin and runs the length of the arms and down to the skirting. The cuffs are black leather and trimmed in otter. The skirting is leather with attached beaver trim. The parka's ruff is fabricated from otter, beaver, wolverine and wolf fur in the traditional Yupik starburst pattern. The pelt blending and geometric starburst design can be viewed on the ruff's reverse side. The pants are recycled blue jeans from our daughter's out-grown collection. The hair and mustache are rabbit attached to a leather head and face. The leather that forms the face has been streatched and weathered. The oblique eyes, brows, and mouth are dmc black colored thread. The boots are made from seal skin with leather trim straps, racoon fur crowns the boot tops and boot tassels of wolverine with double red dmc thread adornment. The top boot fabric is of a standard tartan type with blue sequins and yellow beads for decorations on the upper soles. The bottom of the soles are lined with a bright red dmc thread. The soles themselves are shaved spotted seal leather. Fabulous stitching throughout!