Rare Grass Parka Residing in Rasmuson Center

Joaqlin Estus, KNBA – Anchorage

At the Anchorage museum at the Rasmuson Center, a woven grass parka has a place of honor in the atrium. It’s one of few in the world, in part because weaving a grass parka is time consuming – it can take three to four months to make a single parka. The grass is collected when it’s tall and green, and dried.

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