Project Description

SEALASKA HERITAGE INSTITUTE’S 10th BIENNIAL

NORTHWEST COAST JURIED
ART SHOW & COMPETITION

Home/Chilkat Inspired, Juried Art Show, Weaving/Category Winner | Chilkat Tunic Fringe Gorget (with Mix or Match earrings) | Patrizia Fiorella
Category Winner | Chilkat Tunic Fringe Gorget (with Mix or Match earrings) | Patrizia Fiorella

Patrizia Fiorella

  • Haida, Raven, Brown Bear
  • Douglas, Alaska
  • Category: Weaving: Chilkat Inspired
  • Merino wool, cedar bark, copper wire, birch dowels
  • $2,500
  • Artist comment: The yellow weft is the result of many hand-dyeing experiments with locally sourced plants by the artist during the summer of 2019. This particular color came from thimbleberry leaves.
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Juror comment: A truly great adaptation of tunic fringe … inspired and classical, new and familiar.  Very unique and contemporary use of old and customary materials.