Artist, Deceased Person
1896 – 1993
Who was Florence Davidson?
Florence Edenshaw Davidson was a Canadian First Nations artist from the Haida nation who created traditional basketry and button-blankets and was also a respected elder in her First Nations community, the Haida village of Masset, Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia.
She was born in Masset on September 15, 1896, the daughter of the Haida artist Charles Edenshaw and his wife Isabella. She was given the Haida name Jadał q'egəngá. She assisted her mother in sewing button blankets when she was a child. She was renowned for her blankets and for sewing baskets of spruceroot and cedar bark.
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