Lily Hope

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 at UVA from January 22-25, 2019. The residency program schedule includes:

Questions about the program? Contact administrator Amanda Wagstaff,

Image Credits: (Top) Artist Lily Hope photographed in front of her Lineage Robe, now in the collection of the Portland Art Museum. Coutresy of the artist. (Bottom) Exhibition view of Lily Hope's Little Watchman at The Fralin Museum of Art. Credit: Leah Stearns, 2018.