Molly Lee; Baleen Basketry of the North Alaskan Eskimo; North Slope Borough Planning Department Barrow, Alaska; 1983. First Edition; Illustrated with photographs and line drawings. Paperback.
The Eskimos of Alaska have been crafting baleen baskets for nearly a century. Their exquisite workmanship incorporating fancifully carved ivory tops are a highly regarded symbol of native Inupiaq culture. Based on the authorís thesis at the University of California, this book discusses the history, characteristics and construction of the baskets and is a nice addition to the study of the art of basketry as well as Alaskan Native arts.