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Naaxein

Naaxein

ca.1880

As I understand it, Chilkat weaving was very secretive and you barely shared it with anybody elseyou never let anybody see it in progressit was such a highly prized skill. Those who had it had great, great prestige, and if you have prestige, you kind of want to hang on to that.

Dorica Jackson, contemporary Chilkat weaver
Mountain goat wool, yellow cedar bark, dyes
37 x 68.5 in. (66.04 x 147.32 cm)
Overall h.: 56 in.
Overall w.: 81 in.
Eugene Fuller Memorial Collection
68.194
location
Not currently on view

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