Tommy Joseph x FWM
Eagle Wolf (scarf)
Tommy Joseph's Eagle and Wolf sketches provided the basis for an array of wooden helmets as well as a fabric pattern for his tailored suit. Here, the drawings serve as a modern, wearable representation of Tlingit totemic motifs.
Tommy Joseph, in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia
Designed by Tommy Joseph in collaboration with FWM
Printed on silk charmeuse
72 x 14 1/2 inches
Dry clean only
Meet the Artist
Belonging to the Eagle Moiety of the Kaagwaantaan Clan, Tommy Joseph works primarily with wood, producing objects such as totem poles, warrior helmets, and bentwood boxes. Informed by the traditional art of the Tlingit peoples, he utilizes simple hand tools and time-honored methods of woodworking. However, Joseph works fully in the present, telling stories about those around him through the language of Tlingit iconography.