Cedar/Grass woven Doily with Pink Centre
Artist: Christina Cox
The weavers of the Nuu-chah-nulth Nation produce some of the finest and most delicately woven pieces from split cedar bark and swamp grass. The bark and grasses are harvested, soaked and split to create baskets, hats, trays and more.
The grass is dyed and woven to depict whalers, whale and seabirds. Each family has it's own designs that are passed down from generation to generation, traditionally weavers are taught at a very young age as it takes a lifetime to master this tradition.