Women continue to be the primary weavers with each cultural group producing specific styles and motifs. Basketry techniques are used to make hats, mats, cradles, bags and baskets as well as forms of adornment and jewelry, which serve a variety of practical and ceremonial purposes.

  • Cedar Bangle

    June 'Blossom' Edgars

    $75.00 CAD

    Cedar bark, Woven

    Blossom’s work is partly responsible for the continuation of the incredibly difficult and time-consuming art of weaving cedar. There are only a small number of weavers left, and Blossom represents one of the few new generation artists.

  • Killerwhale Basket

    Dorothy Shephard

    $115.00 CAD

    Three-Corner-Grass, Cedar Bark, Hand Woven

    The Killerwhale is a powerful underwater hunter and considered the sea manifestation of the land Wolf. It’s commonly known to mate and guard its family for a lifetime. Thus, a whale sighted near the shore, was believed to be a transformed human trying to communicate with his family.

    The Killerwhale is an important crest symbol, associated with family, power, strength, dignity and communication.

  • Bird Basket

    Dorothy Shephard

    $115.00 CAD

    Three-Corner-Grass, Cedar Bark, Hand Woven

    Basket-makers use a variety of natural materials, including spruce root, the inner bark of red and yellow cedar, various grasses, and cattails. Many baskets feature woven motifs, which may be representational or abstract. Sometimes, instead of being woven into the body of the piece, artists use paint to add motifs.

  • Killerwhale Basket

    Dorothy Shephard

    $115.00 CAD

    Three-Corner-Grass, Cedar Bark, Hand Woven

    The Killerwhale is a powerful underwater hunter and considered the sea manifestation of the land Wolf. It’s commonly known to mate and guard its family for a lifetime. Thus, a whale sighted near the shore, was believed to be a transformed human trying to communicate with his family.

    The Killerwhale is an important crest symbol, associated with family, power, strength, dignity and communication.

  • Bird Basket

    Dorothy Shephard

    $115.00 CAD

    Three-Corner-Grass, Cedar Bark, Hand Woven

    Basket-makers use a variety of natural materials, including spruce root, the inner bark of red and yellow cedar, various grasses, and cattails. Many baskets feature woven motifs, which may be representational or abstract. Sometimes, instead of being woven into the body of the piece, artists use paint to add motifs.

  • Killerwhale & Canoe Basket

    Dorothy Shephard

    $195.00 CAD

    Three-Corner-Grass, Cedar Bark, Hand Woven

    Basket-makers use a variety of natural materials, including spruce root, the inner bark of red and yellow cedar, various grasses, and cattails. Many baskets feature woven motifs, which may be representational or abstract. Sometimes, instead of being woven into the body of the piece, artists use paint to add motifs.

  • Bear Basket

    Isabel Rorick

    Price upon request

    Spruce root, Acrylic paint

    Hand-painted by Alfred Adams (Isabel’s brother)

    Isabel Rorick comes from a long line of weavers, including her great-grandmother Isabella Edenshaw; her grandmother, Selina Peratrovich; her mother, Primrose Adams, and her Aunt, Delores Churchill. Using the Haida language of form, Isabel incorporates many traditional designs into her baskets and hats, like that of the dragonfly, raven’s tail, and spider web or slug trail.

  • Coiled Basket

    Alice Kavik

    $150.00 CAD

    Coiled Lime Grass, Thread

    Basket-making in the Arctic region is a traditional practice that has been around for centuries. Baskets are made from the dried grass that grows in the Arctic tundra, which is very durable and water-resistant.

  • Coiled Vase

    Alice Kavik

    $325.00 CAD

    Coiled Lime Grass, Thread

    Basket-making in the Arctic region is a traditional practice that has been around for centuries. Baskets are made from the dried grass that grows in the Arctic tundra, which is very durable and water-resistant.

  • Spruce Root Hat with Skil

    Isabel Rorick

    $18,000.00 CAD

    Spruce root

    Spiderweb and slug trail patterns

    Isabel Rorick comes from a long line of weavers, including her great-grandmother Isabella Edenshaw; her grandmother, Selina Peratrovich; her mother, Primrose Adams, and her Aunt, Delores Churchill. Using the Haida language of form, Isabel incorporates many traditional designs into her baskets and hats, like that of the dragonfly, raven’s tail, and spider web or slug trail.

  • Killerwhale, Seal & Bird Basket

    Dorothy Shephard

    $1,495.00 CAD

    Three-Corner-Grass, Cedar Bark, Hand Woven

    Basket-makers use a variety of natural materials, including spruce root, the inner bark of red and yellow cedar, various grasses, and cattails. Many baskets feature woven motifs, which may be representational or abstract. Sometimes, instead of being woven into the body of the piece, artists use paint to add motifs.

  • Raven Rattle-lid Basket

    Isabel Rorick

    Price upon request

    Spruce root, Acrylic paint

    Hand-painted by Alfred Adams (Isabel’s brother)

    Isabel Rorick comes from a long line of weavers, including her great-grandmother Isabella Edenshaw; her grandmother, Selina Peratrovich; her mother, Primrose Adams, and her Aunt, Delores Churchill. Using the Haida language of form, Isabel incorporates many traditional designs into her baskets and hats, like that of the dragonfly, raven’s tail, and spider web or slug trail.

  • Raven Stealing the Light Basket

    Isabel Rorick

    Price upon request

    Spruce root, Acrylic paint

    Hand-painted by Alfred Adams (Isabel’s brother)

    Isabel Rorick comes from a long line of weavers, including her great-grandmother Isabella Edenshaw; her grandmother, Selina Peratrovich; her mother, Primrose Adams, and her Aunt, Delores Churchill. Using the Haida language of form, Isabel incorporates many traditional designs into her baskets and hats, like that of the dragonfly, raven’s tail, and spider web or slug trail.

  • 82. Frog Basket

    Isabel Rorick

    $12,800.00 CAD

    Spruce root, Acrylic paint

    Hand-painted by Alfred Adams (Isabel’s brother)

    3.25 x 4.5 x 4.5″

    Isabel Rorick comes from a long line of weavers, including her great-grandmother Isabella Edenshaw; her grandmother, Selina Peratrovich; her mother, Primrose Adams, and her Aunt, Delores Churchill. Using the Haida language of form, Isabel incorporates many traditional designs into her baskets and hats, like that of the dragonfly, raven’s tail, and spider web or slug trail.

  • Cedar Bangle

    Mona Brown

    $65.00 CAD

    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.

  • Cedar Bark Barrette

    Mona Brown

    $45.00 CAD

    Cedar bark, 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.

  • Raven Transformation Hat

    Isabel Rorick

    Price upon request

    Spruce root

    Isabel Rorick comes from a long line of weavers, including her great-grandmother Isabella Edenshaw; her grandmother, Selina Peratrovich; her mother, Primrose Adams, and her Aunt, Delores Churchill. Using the Haida language of form, Isabel incorporates many traditional designs into her baskets and hats, like that of the dragonfly, raven’s tail, and spider web or slug trail.

  • Berry Pattern Basket

    Isabel Rorick

    $5,800.00 CAD

    Spruce root, Dyed Spruce root

    Isabel Rorick comes from a long line of weavers, including her great-grandmother Isabella Edenshaw; her grandmother, Selina Peratrovich; her mother, Primrose Adams, and her Aunt, Delores Churchill. Using the Haida language of form, Isabel incorporates many traditional designs into her baskets and hats, like that of the dragonfly, raven’s tail, and spider web or slug trail.

     

  • Seaweed Gathering Basket with Salmon Egg Pattern

    Isabel Rorick

    $6,000.00 CAD

    Spruce root

    Isabel Rorick comes from a long line of weavers, including her great-grandmother Isabella Edenshaw; her grandmother, Selina Peratrovich; her mother, Primrose Adams, and her Aunt, Delores Churchill. Using the Haida language of form, Isabel incorporates many traditional designs into her baskets and hats, like that of the dragonfly, raven’s tail, and spider web or slug trail.

  • Killerwhale Basket

    Isabel Rorick

    $8,000.00 CAD

    Spruce Root, Alder dyed Spruce root, Grass stems

    Isabel Rorick comes from a long line of weavers, including her great-grandmother Isabella Edenshaw; her grandmother, Selina Peratrovich; her mother, Primrose Adams, and her Aunt, Delores Churchill. Using the Haida language of form, Isabel incorporates many traditional designs into her baskets and hats, like that of the dragonfly, raven’s tail, and spider web or slug trail.

  • Cresting Waves Cockleshell and Wind Basket

    Isabel Rorick

    $4,800.00 CAD

    Spruce root, Alder dyed Spruce root, Grass stems

    Isabel Rorick comes from a long line of weavers, including her great-grandmother Isabella Edenshaw; her grandmother, Selina Peratrovich; her mother, Primrose Adams, and her Aunt, Delores Churchill. Using the Haida language of form, Isabel incorporates many traditional designs into her baskets and hats, like that of the dragonfly, raven’s tail, and spider web or slug trail.

  • Strawberry Breeze Rattle

    Isabel Rorick

    $7,500.00 CAD

    Spruce root, Alder dyed Spruce root, Yellow Cedar wood handle, Abalone shell, feathers, beads, Maple wood base

    Dimensions on stand: 6 x 9.5 x 4.5″

    Isabel Rorick comes from a long line of weavers, including her great-grandmother Isabella Edenshaw; her grandmother, Selina Peratrovich; her mother, Primrose Adams, and her Aunt, Delores Churchill. Using the Haida language of form, Isabel incorporates many traditional designs into her baskets and hats, like that of the dragonfly, raven’s tail, and spider web or slug trail.

     

  • Coiled Basket with Bear

    Annie Kavik Jr.

    $1,150.00 CAD

    Coiled lime grass, Thread (coloured), Serpentine stone

    The process of basket-making is long and arduous as it can take up to a month to weave a large basket. Baskets are made from repeatedly coiling the grass from the bottom of the basket and building the basket up. Designs are created by stitching thread onto the basket, however some designs are actually woven in. This thread can be made from a number of materials, such as de-haired sealskin, leather, and yarn.

     

  • Coiled Basket with Eagle

    Betsy Meeko Sr.

    $2,760.00 CAD

    Woven coiled grass basket, Thread (coloured), Serpentine stone

    The process of basket-making is long and arduous as it can take up to a month to weave a large basket. Baskets are made from repeatedly coiling the grass from the bottom of the basket and building the basket up. Designs are created by stitching thread onto the basket, however some designs are actually woven in. This thread can be made from a number of materials, such as de-haired sealskin, leather, and yarn.

     

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