Taku Sunrise Earrings
EXHIBITION:Emergence: A Group Exhibition
Details about the earrings:
LHOPE200 and LHOPE201 are 6″ long x 1.25″ wide. SOLD
LHOPE202 are 6.25″ long, including metal findings and earring hook, by 1.25 inch wide. SOLD.
Only 12 pairs of these limited edition earrings were woven, and will not be produced again.
The artist’s signature is on the bottom corners (white, black, green), as on her Chilkat dancing robes.
About the series and the artist:
Taku Sunrise T’aakú káa yaa keina.áa (Tlingit)
“Since time began we’ve been paying homage to our lands through documenting the skylines and mountain scapes in our art. This original pattern is inspired by the Alaskan landscape looking south down the Gastineau Channel in Juneau, Alaska. Every morning I wake to the sunrise with gratitude for another day to create. When seeking grounding I’ll stand barefoot on the shores of Sandy Beach or Sheep Creek beach and face the sun.” -Lily
Chilkat and Ravenstail weavings originate on the Northwest Coast of Alaska and Canada. These hand twined textiles are sought by museums, art collectors, and are still used in ceremony by Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian, Kwakwaka’wakw, Gitxsan and Nisga’a peoples. Similarly constructed on upright frames, these two styles are visually distinctive. Chilkat robes utilize adapted shapes from Northwest Coast Forline art; their designs can depict clan crests/migrations, historical events, and cultural stories. Artists use caution when weaving Chilkat designs, as many of them are still owned by clans.
Photographer credit Sydney Akagi Photography.