See it to believe it :)

Parks Canada offered a workshop with an Elder to make an Ookpik. I made mine from beaver fur and moose hide. I had to sew on the eyes and beak, then turn the patterns inside out and sew them together. We then turned it so the fur was on the outside and stuffed it. Finishing touch was sewing the bottom on. Needless to say, Alice (the Elder) was very patient.

An Ookpik ([ukˈpik]) is a popular Inuit handicraft toy. It is a small, owl with large head and big eyes, a beak, and small black talons. They are often made from wolf fur, sealskin and other traditional materials.

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