Born in 1979, Mona Brown has lived most of her life in Bella Bella, British Columbia. She was taught the art of weaving from her mother Shirley Brown, who in turn learnt from her great grandmother, Sarah Hall.
Mona uses the inner bark of the Cedar Tree for her creations, as her mother and great grandmother also did. She creates baskets, earrings, bracelets and hair barrettes.
Cedar bark, Mother of Pearl shell, Woven
Weaving is one of the most ancient and traditional forms of Northwest Coast artistic and cultural production. Cedar bark is an extremely versatile fiber that provides a creative medium to create rope, baskets, mats, hats, jewelry, clothing, place mats, flowers, and rope to name a few.