Lily Hope (Tlingit)
Wednesday, Jan 23, 1:30-3:30pm
The Fralin Museum of Art
Lily Hope weaves Ravenstail and Chilkat textiles. Her ensemble, Little Watchman (on display in the exhibition Reflections: Native Arts Across Generations at The Fralin Museum of Art) blends the two styles. Lily 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 teaches both styles of weaving in the Juneau community, in the Yukon Territory, down the coast of SE Alaska and into Washington and Oregon, and lectures on the spiritual commitments of being a weaver.
Lily Hope is a Mellon Indigenous Arts Visiting Artist from January 22-25, 2019.
Image: Lily Hope's Lineage Robe on her loom. It is now part of the collection of the Portland Art Museum: Lily Hope, Lineage Robe, 2017, thigh-spun merino wool, cedar bark, hand-dyed merino wool, beaver fur, Museum Purchase: Funds provided by bequest of Elizabeth Cole Butler by exchange, © Lily Hope, 2017.51.1