The Yup'ik Eskimo shaman's role is to be a conduit between human, animal and Spirit realms.  Before a hunt, Peter Williams smudges with Labrador Tea, praying for safety and clean kills. He asks the animals for their lives before he shoots, and gives them their last drink of water before he skins. These acts honor the animals so their Spirits will visit again. As a designer, he carries on the ancient art of elegant, simple construction built to endure. The fur is sewn by hand, each stitch binding the human world closer with the animals.

Conservation tradition for over 10,000 years

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