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Sealaska publishes rare biography of Chilkat weaver from Klukwan


July 14, 2022

Photo courtesy of Zachary Jones, Alaska State Archives and Alaska State Library.

Clara Newman Benson sits at a weaving loom at Klukwan in the 1890s.

Chilkat weaving is one of the most demanding and complex weaving techniques in the world, yet it has received relatively little attention from mainstream historians.

That lack of research inspired Zachary Jones, a U.S. National Park Service museu...

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