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Chilkat Weaving—Present and Future (Virtual)

Date & Time
Thursday, October 28, 2021

Join this Burke Museum virtual event from home!

Renowned weaver, Lily Hope, will present her latest in-progress Chilkat dancing blanket which uses both commercially and hand-dyed fibers.

She will discuss scarcity of materials, Indigenous hunting rights, and the continuity of this artform on the Northwest Coast.

This event is FREE and open to all.

Lily Hope. Tlingit. Raven. T’akdeintaan clan.

Lily is a distinguished artist and community leader born and raised on Lingit Aani. She is a Chilkat weaver in the teaching lineage of Jennie Thlunaut & Clarissa Rizal. Pre-shutdown, Lily taught weaving internationally. She now teaches on Patreon, holding bi-weekly space for weavers across the nation to continue studying Ravenstail and Chilkat techniques.

Her finger-twined, adapted formline, ceremonial Chilkat dancing blankets take years to complete. They document inheritance; weavings recording history like a book woven in yarn; a lineage of weavers, our current crisis, and political issues. She’s also a paper collage artist, bead-worker, and Indigenous fashion designer.

Lily is an Enthuser and advocate for artists and the arts. Her conversations, collaborations and ideas contribute lasting support and a rich artistic community for artists in Alaska and beyond.