Lois Chichinoff Thadei

LOIS CHICHINOFF THADEI

Tribe: Aleut
Medium: Basketry
Location: Olympia, Washington

2007, 2012 Cultural Capital Fellow
2006 Community Spirit Award Honoree

"Weaving is the core of my creative expression. Guided by ancient hands and echoes of voices recently passed, l manipulate materials. The pieces determine their own dimension and form, l offer only the hands." - Lois Chichinoff Thadei

"Traditional art is the bridge that Lois stands on as she performs acts of community healing and wellness. She generously shares her skills with anyone who wants to learn. She is a tireless teacher and artist, teaching numerous weaving classes. She is one who teaches by example and one always feels richer having spent even a little time with her." - Pete Peterson, Sr, nominator

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