Alaska Native Collections – Sharing Knowledge

 
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Shelly Laws

Shelly Laws

Shelly Laws resides in Anchorage and is a Yéil (Raven) of T’akdeintaan. She is a storyteller, instructor, demonstrator and renowned chilkat weaver. She travels, with her sister Teri Rofkar to museums worldwide to help identify chilkat pieces in their collections, as well as to research Tlingit traditional weaving in order to later share that knowledge. She has demonstrated chilkat weaving at multiple museums and universities, as well as in her community. To learn more about Tlingit Weaving, go to www.mnh.si.edu and click the YouTube icon, then go to the Living Our Traditions playlist. [Last updated in 2013]