The eyes of the Raven are made from abalone. It also features 2 kinds of seed beads. All are sewn onto the blanket with a needle no thicker than a human hair. The fabric is wool and it took 9 months to complete.
The Raven is significant as it represents one of the clans into which Tlingit society is divided, as well as a powerful mythic creature/trickster figure.
Tlingit are a matriarchal society. The blanket has two fabric ties that make it possible to wear as a garment.
The blanket and more information on the region will be on display until September 1st.