Weavings

Copper Child

Copper Child

Copper Child is Lily’s first Ravenstail ensemble, which took many years to complete. The robe, apron, and headdress all share the same original design by Lily, called Shaman Eyes, a modification of the popular lightening pattern. The Shaman Eyes pattern is published in the Ravenstail Guild’s book of designs, available through www.nwcoastweaverssupply.com.

The tunic piece was woven by Clarissa Rizal, Lily’s teacher and mother.

Materials in Copper Child include merino wool thigh spun warp, Louet brand wool weft yarns, sea otter fur, rabbit fur (on tunic), and copper cones on every fringe. This ensemble fits children ages 2-7.

Copper Child took First Place Traditional in Sealaska Heritage Institute’s Juried Art Show, 2012, and is now in their permanent collection.

Little Watchman

Little Watchman

Lily’s second weaving ensemble is Little Watchman, a child size (6 year old) Chilkat weaving and mother-of-pearl outfit, complete with a whistle! This ensemble uses .22 magnum bullet shells for fringe finishing, similar to what is seen on some ancient robes’ fringe.

Lily has been working on a full-size Chilkat Robe since January 11, 2016, and is aiming to finish it by May 31, 2017. Traditionally, Chilkat weavers do not share images of works in progress, as it ‘takes the wind out of our sails’, but you can follow Lily on Instagram: @lilyhopeweaver, where she posts some close-ups of her work.