Chilkat Artist Interview

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Our friend, fellow weaver, and visionary artist got interviewed by KTOO, the local news station. Ricky Tagaban, owner of Primitive Art, makes Chilkat iPhone bags, cuffs, ties, headdresses, and more.

Chilkat weaving carries a few spiritual taboos. The last master Chilkat weaver, Jennie Thlanaut was known to scream “Men don’t weave!” on a number of occasions. Her apprentice, Clarissa Rizal, learned that actually there are exceptions to that spiritual law, and Ricky is permitted to weave. Give a listen!

http://www.alaskapublic.org/2014/07/18/ak-weaving/
If you’d like, contact Ricky at Tagaban.Primitive@gmail.com