Chilkat Weaver Lily Hope donates Chilkat Protector mask to Juneau’s Sealaska Heritage Institute By Elizabeth Jenkins (KTOO-Alaska’s Energy Desk-Juneau) • Jul 9, 2020 A Chilkat mask woven to document the coronavirus pandemic has been donated to Sealaska Heritage Institute in Juneau. Famed weaver, Lily Hope, created a similar mask as part of an online art competition in April. It took her 60 hours to weave the mask, which was later acquired by the Burke Museum in Seattle. A Chilkat mask leaves a lasting impression of how ‘we took care of each other’ during the pandemic By Elizabeth Jenkins (KTOO-Juneau) • May 11, 2020 Chilkat weaving has been practiced for hundreds of years by Indigenous people in the Northwest Coast. The intricate design is a kind of woven record, documenting history and clan migration. In Juneau, one weaver wanted to create a work of art to reflect the biggest story of our time: the coronavirus. And Chilkat weaving seemed like the perfect medium to express that.