Preserving Traditional Alaskan Native Materials with Jewelry

by Indie Alaska – PBS Digital Studios


Josh Qagmuk Ahsoak, of JQA Designs, is an Iñupiaq artist living in Anchorage, Alaska creating earrings and other fine art with traditional Iñupiat materials. Josh uses whale baleen, polar bear fur, dried flowers, walrus ivory, and other traditional materials in his modern designs.

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