C. Ruby Designs

Tribe: Tlingit
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My work takes me back to my ancestral roots. The fur has a familiar sensation that meant life or death to my people and its value has not changed for thousands of years. Using skills taught to us from the past will ensure we will never go hungry and we can always clothe ourselves. But we didn’t just hunt; we strove for individual expression in the creation of beautiful clan art. It’s with this sentimental palette that I create modern looks with glimpses from the past. My creations are inspired from skills passed down to me by my grandfather, a very talented man from Klukwan who carved totem poles and toured the world as a Chilkat dancer.

I strive to be as proud of my work as I am of my heritage. Designed for when you're attending the utmost luxurious banquet or chipping ice in chilly temperatures, sea otter fur and seal skin apparel by C. Ruby Designs delivers exceptional quality and durability you will love from every handmade stitch.