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Artifact Archive: Double Wolf Cuff

 

This man's copper Double Wolf Cuff was created by Mary Goddard, Tlingit artist from the Eagle Clan and Brown Bear House. The cuff is hand-carved, shaped and cut by Mary, and uses formline - a style incorporating curves, ovoids and other shapes into flowing designs. Formline design is used in Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian cultures to depict events, creatures, clan crests or other objects.

Goddard was raised in Yakutat and learned from her mother Jennie Wheeler, who is also an artist. The Museum purchased the cuff in 2017 through an Rasmuson Art Acquisition Fund grant for acquiring contempor...



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