Northwest Coast Wool Textiles: Cultural Use, History and Contemporary Revival
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Interested in indigenous arts and crafts? Textile Arts Council presents a talk by Evelyn Vanderhoop, master weaver and watercolor artist of the Haida Eagle clan of Masset, British Columbia.
Clothing declared the ancestor’s interface with nature and the supernatural. Garments were an extension of the tattooed skin, the link between the inner spirit to the outer universe of spirits. Clan stories woven into designs of clan affiliations broadcasted prestige, power and alliances within the forces of land, sea and sky. Contemporary ceremony and feast wear are unique in the creative mix of old and new ways of portraying the stories of the past and present.