i’m about to build a maqi here outside our house in kotzebue. i’m actually getting pretty excited thinking about building one. my wife and i need to maqi. more people are in need of maqis here in inupiaq country!
back in yup’ik country, maqi stoves are usually made from 55 gallon drums. i plan to have a yup’ik-style stove for my maqi. i still have yet to get some rocks for my maqi though—not sure what i’m going to use.
my sister, who lives in wasilla, has a maqi. i’m not sure where she got her stove from.
i’ll be sure to post pics of my maqi building process.
maqi is short for maqivik, a yup’ik word for sauna, by the way.