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'Warming of the Hands'
Photo by Carl Thompson


August 17, 2004

Ketchikan, Alaska - Among the many people enjoying the food, music and social festivities of the "Warming of the Hands" dinner at the Ted Ferry Civic Center Monday evening were Master Carvers Nathan Jackson of Ketchikan and Fujito Takeki from Japan. One purpose of the dinner was to welcome the carvers.

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Master Carvers Fujito Takeki from Japan and Nathan Jackson of Ketchikan...
Photo by Carl Thompson

Approximately 100 carvers are expected to participate in the Gathering of the Carvers that is being held in Ketchikan this week. The carvers will be carving at the University's Robinson Building Monday - Friday.

A story about how this event came together and more details are available in the story: First Ever Gathering of Master Carvers in Alaska.

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Two bear carvings by Master Carver Fujito Takeki from Japan...
Photo by Carl Thompson


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Nyna Fleury was instrumental in bringing the Gathering of the Carvers project together. During the evening, Fleury smiled as the event was referred to as the "First Annual Gathering of the Carvers."
Photo by Carl Thompson

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Enjoying the "Warming of the Hands" dinner...
Photo by Carl Thompson


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