Qattaq

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Qattaq is the Inupiaq word for a berry bucket. A Qattaq is made from spruce trees, the handle is made from Tuvaaq (ivory) and the stitching is made from napaaqtuun akua (tree roots). Qattaugaq (plural of Qattaq) are still used in addition to modern plastic, gallon sized buckets.

To make the qattaq, you carve the wood really thin, you boil it in water until it is easy to bend and then wrap it around the mold until it is dry.

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