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Aleut Chief and Daughter (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: 5" x 6"

AKA: The Girl Who Married a Star

Hand pulled by the artist on an Ettan etching press at Juneau, Alaska, September, 1988.

Illustration for an Aleut folktale about the daughter of a great chief. The girl ran away from home and after some misadventures was rescued by an old woman and taken to the sky world where she married a star and lived happily ever after in the most approved fairy tale style. The story is a kind of Aleut version of Beauty and the Beast.

In the engraving the chief is wearing ceremonial robes of embroidered gutskin. The girl wears a birdskin kamleika (it was light and waterproof). The chief carries a throwing stick for casting a hunting spear with extra force.

Original price: $35.00