In this photograph, a woman works on a Chilkat ceremonial dance blanket using a frame loom. The warp threads, made from cedar bark covered with mountain goat wool, hang in bundles from the top bar. The weaver has completed the border on three sides and is beginning to weave the design in the center. She has carefully placed newspapers over the edges of her blanket to protect the finished portion. The newspapers originated in California and are dated January 12, 1904.
Princess Angeline, daughter of Chief Seattle. Born 1820 in what is now Rainier Beach. After the 1855 treaty that kicked all Native Americans out of Seattle, Angeline remained in a small waterfront cabin on Western Avenue, near what is now the Pike Place Market, selling handwoven baskets at Ye Olde Curiosity Shop.