‘Tlingit Superman’ Series Uses High-Tech Materials For Traditional Crafts

Photo by Chris Arend

Tlingit weaver Teri Rofkar normally works on traditional ravens tail ceremonial pieces using natural wild fibers like mountain goat, buffalo, cedar and spruce roots. But thanks to a national grant, the Sitka artist will take her weaving in a new direction, using hi-tech materials like Kevlar and programmable fiber optics. She’s calling it her Tlingit Superman Series.

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