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Aleut Barabara (1988)

Wood Engraving
Dale DeArmond
Artist's Edition: 100
Edition of Artist Proofs: 10
Edition of Presentation Proofs: 10

Paper type: Archival quality
Print size: 7 ½" x 9"
Image size: 4" x 5"

Hand pulled by the artist from the original end grain maple block on an Ettan etching press at Juneau, Alaska, December, 1988.

Editor's note: a barabara was the traditional, main or communal dwelling used by the Alutiiq and Aleut, the indigenous people of the Aleutian Islands from Alaska. Photo shown (c. 1906) is of a barabara in Karluk, Alaska (on Kodiak Island), with a steeple in the background; photo by John N. Cobb. Source: Wikipedia.

Illustration for an Aleut folktale from Kodiak Island. The daughter of a great chief ran away from home with a wicked man who beat and starved her. The girl was rescued by a little old woman and taken to the sky country as a wife for her son who was a star. The girl and the star man had a star baby and all lived happily ever after.

Original price: $35.00