National Geographic : 1945 Jan
© National Geographic Society Oil Painting by W. Langdon Kihn In the Frog Clan's Carved and Painted Community House, Tlingit Women Spin Mountain Goats'Hair and Weave aChilkat Blanket From the generations-old pattern board to her right, the weaver copies designs. Pendant bags are not weights but weft threads tucked up toprevent dirtying. Not shown, the warp is of cedar-bark threads. This purely aboriginal art style produced masterpieces of finger weaving. A finished example isdraped over thechief. Cedar bark collar, a dance regalia, is worn by the man at the right. Monotonous gray trade goods supplanted the gay Chilkatblanket. Lately itsweaving has been revived.