Teri Rofkar

Teri Rofkar has been weaving traditional Alaska Native Tlingit baskets and ceremonial robes since 1986. A resident of Sitka, Alaska, she was named a 2006 United States Artist Fellow, and in 2004 received the Governor’s Award for Alaska Native Art. In 2013, she received the Distinguished Artist Award from the Rasmuson Foundation. She is active in instruction and demonstration of her art and an impressive number of her pieces are visible in public installations around the United States. “I am following the steps of my Ancestors, striving to recapture the woven arts of an indigenous people. The ancient ways of gathering spruce root, with respect for the tree’s life and spirit, are a rich lesson in today’s world,” she said.

Artwork by Teri Rofkar

This art was purchased through the Alaska Art Fund managed by Museums Alaska.