Through the Smokehole
Custom dyed wool, thread
The wool was custom dyed to achieve the effect of Raven turning from white to black. In Tlingit mythology, on one of his adventures Raven stole the water to release into the world. As he was escaping, the owner of the water called for the smokehole to close. Raven’s once-white feathers turned black as he shot through with the water. The style of the blanket alludes to Raven’s transformative abilities, as the cloak represents the body, wings and tail of a bird. When worn, the wearer becomes the bird.