Lily Hope was born and raised in Juneau, Alaska to full-time artists. She is Tlingit Indian, of the Raven moiety. Her mother’s mother’s clan, the T’akdeintaan, originated from the Snail House in Hoonah, Alaska.
Lily is a Ravenstail and Chilkat weaver. Her first Chilkat robe is housed at the Portland Art Museum. Lily teaches weaving in Juneau, Canada, and the coasts of Alaska down into Oregon. She demonstrates weaving internationally, and lectures on the spiritual commitments of being a weaver.