CORDOVA — Salmon are often recognized by their bright orange flesh and flashy silver skin. When tanned and made into earrings, however, the salmon skin takes on a new life — it has the feel of leather but a more delicate appearance, encircled in a frame of tiny, colorful beads.
The market for salmon skin earrings continues to grow, especially on Instagram. Over the past few years, Indigenous creators have used the popular social media platform to share their art and culture with people around the world.
For the women of Alutiiq Angels, a Cordova-based family business that sells hand-crafted