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A Student's Progression


Eagle and Raven Chilkat Blanket
"Dawn of the Lovebirds" Chilkat Blanket.
Weaving and images in private collections.

Anna and her twin, Anita
Anna with her twin sister, Anita.


Brown Twins of Starr Hill Chilkat Blanket
Brown Twins of Starr Hill blanket (woodworm seated as the sphynx, ravens at ends), or Woodworm Blanket, Tlukwx Aas A Naaxein, woven in memorial to Anna's twin sister.
Anna wove this blanket for her mother, who is also a Raven-Woodworm like Anna.

Weaving and images in private collection.

Alexis wearing Killerwhale hatTop of Killerwhale hat
Chilkat Killerwhale hat, with gold wire and medallions, patterned after a staff from Klukwan.
Weaving and images in private collections.

Austin's Koo.eex ChilkatAustin's son, Austin, wearing the Chilkat
Anna wove this blanket to be cut and destroyed in the traditional way at her father's koo.eex. The weaving was cut into pieces shortly after these photos of the complete weaving were taken. Having a blanket cut in his honor was one of his final wishes. The pieces of the blanket were distributed to the Raven guests.
Weaving and images in private collections.

Killerwhale Chilkat Blanket
Killerwhale Chilkat Blanket, currently on display in the lobby of the Goldbelt Hotel in Juneau, Alaska. It is held on the left by Anna's youngest sister, Tina, and on the right by Anna's oldest daughter, Marie.
Weaving and images in private collections.

Chilkat Blanket

Weaving and images in private collections.

Killerwhale Chilkat Blanket
Anna wove this Killerwhale Chilkat Blanket for her father.
Weaving and images in private collections.

Killerwhale tunic
Anna models a small Chilkat bag and the Killerwhale tunic, which she wove for her father.
Weaving and images in private collections.

Raven Chilkat Blanket
A commissioned Raven Chilkat Blanket, now in Angoon, worn by Anna Brown Ehlers. Photo by John Hyde.
Weaving and images in private collections.

Austin Brown with Chilkat stole
Anna wove this Chilkat stole for her brother, Austin Brown, who is a minister in Fairbanks.
Weaving and image in private collections.

Two Chilkat bags
Two Chilkat bags.
Weavings and image in private collections.

Rod Worl's headband

"Rod Worl leads the delegation of Southeast Natives in The First Americans Festival procession on the National Mall." (Rod's headband is Anna's first weaving with 24 karat gold, and Chris McNeil Jr. is wearing a killerwhale headdress that Anna collaborated on with carver Steve Brown (no relation) for Anna's late uncle Judson Brown.)
(Photo by Ryan K. Morris / Anchorage Daily News)

Published: September 22, 2004, in the Anchorage Daily News. http://www.adn.com/front/v-enlarge/story/5583687p-5515356c.html

Headband woven with gold

Headband woven with gold
Headband woven with 24 karat gold.
Images from http://www.alaskanativeartists.com/chilkat_weaving.htm

Chilkat shark bag Chilkat shark bag
Chilkat shark bag.
Images from private collection.

Eagle dance bib
One of Anna's earliest weavings is this Eagle dance bib. It is in the collection of the Juneau Douglas City Museum in Juneau, Alaska.
Image from http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/museum/documents/newsMay04.pdf

Knife sheath front
A knife sheath.
Image and weaving from private collections.

Bear vest front Bear vest back
Anna's son, Billy, wears a bear vest. His older sister Marie spun the warp for this tunic using silk and yellow cedar bark. Marie wove the back and Anna finished the front.
Images and weaving from private collections.

Chilkat leggings Chilkat leggings Chilkat leggings
Chilkat leggings.
Image from http://www.blueravenco.com/catalog/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=24&products_id=51

Half finished vest Detail of vest
A vest in progress in 1994, completed for Anna's late uncle, Judson Brown. Judson was an influential leader during the T'lingit land claims legal battle with the United States government.
Images and weaving from private collections.

Frog apron
A commissioned frog hanging.
Images and weaving from private collections.

Two Eagles Looking at a Wolf Chilkat Blanket
Two Eagles Looking at a Wolf Chilkat Blanket, 66"x52"
Blanket and images from private collections.