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Protection: Adaptation and Resistance, Lily Hope, Chilkat Protector Mask hand twining Zoomshop

Chilkat Weaver Lily Hope will lead a cohort of Chilkat weavers in hand-twining a Chilkat Protector Mask from start to finish. Sponsored by The CIRI Foundation, A Journey to What Matters: Increased Alaska Native Art & Culture (JWM) grant program.

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Workshop Schedule;
Saturday October 17, 2020
Sunday, October 25, 2020
Saturday, November 7, 2020
Sunday, November 15, 2020
Sunday, November 22, 2020
Sunday, November 29, 2020

All six meeting times are 2:30-5:30 PM (3 hours) on Zoom.

Participants will learn how to warp up a loom, how to secure the first rows, how to shape a nose-complete with nostrils(!)-and how to weave the space for a mouth to be woven in. Students will have the opportunity to embellish their masks with ermine tails, bias tape, and tin cones.

Lily Hope was born and raised in Juneau, Alaska to full-time artists. She is Tlingit Indian, of the Raven moiety. Following her matrilineal line, she’s of her grandmother’s clan, the T’akdeintaan, originating from the Snail House in Hoonah, Alaska. She lives in Juneau, Alaska, with her husband, author Ishmael Hope, and five children.

Lily learned Ravenstail weaving from Clarissa Rizal, and Kay Parker, both of Juneau. She learned Chilkat weaving from Clarissa Rizal as well, who, until her passing in December 2016, was one of the last living apprentices of the late Master Chilkat Weaver, Jennie Thlanaut.

Lily weaves both Ravenstail and Chilkat textiles. Her ensemble, Little Watchman, blends the two styles. Lily teaches both Chilkat and Ravenstail weaving in the Juneau community, in the Yukon Territory, and down the coast of SE Alaska, into Washington and Oregon. She also demonstrates internationally and offers lectures on the spiritual commitments of being a weaver.

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