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Elmer Ekayuke Frankson

Elmer Ekayuke Frankson


Point Hope, Alaska, USA

(1947- )

Elmer Frankson, also known as Ekayuke (which means ‘helper’ in Inupiaq), was born in 1947 in Point Hope, Alaska. He is a Inupiaq artist and is known for his baleen baskets. His parents were second generation baleen basket weavers and whalebone carvers. Elmer Frankson was tutored by one of Point Hope’s great basket weavers, James Omnik Sr.

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