Chilkat Protector Mask – Yellow
Thigh-spun Merino Wool and Cedar Bark Warp, Merino Wool Weft Yarns, Natural Dyes, Copper Cones (Woven using Chilkat finger-twined techniques)
EXHIBITION:Two Sisters: Lily Hope and Ursala Hudson
For hundreds of years, Chilkat dancing blankets have recorded history, clan migration and stories for the Indigenous peoples of the Northwest Coast. “Chilkat Protector” serves as a record of this time. We took care of each other, we survived. We are still weaving.
Below is a short video on Chilkat Protector.
This piece will be on display at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum from May 2023 — April 2024.