AUTHENTIC ALASKAN ARTS AND CRAFTS
The stores and gift shops of Alaska are filled with delightful items – fine art pieces worked in walrus ivory, soapstone, jade and other natural materials prints, paintings and pottery; clothing and jewelry; and fun souvenirs to bring home to family and friends. But not all of these items are made in Alaska. Some are manufactured in other states and countries and imported to Alaska for sale.
If you are looking for authentic Alaskan arts and crafts, look for these two symbols.
The “Silver Hand” emblem guarantees you that the article on which it appears was hand crafted by an Alaska Eskimo, Aleut, or Indian craftsperson or artist. The “Made in Alaska” emblem indicates that the article was made in Alaska by a resident artist, craftsperson or manufacturer. Wherever possible, art or craft items bearing these emblems have been made with Alaskan materials.