Adams, Primrose (1926 -

Primrose Adams is a direct descendant from the famed Haida artist Charles Edenshaw and is the daughter of Florence Davidson, born 1926 in Masset, Haida Gwaii. 

Primrose used spruce root to create her woven hats and baskets. She was arguably the finest Northwest Coast cedar and spruce root weaver of her generation. Her mother was late Haida artist Florence Edenshaw Davidson. She learned to weave as an adult from her mother-in-law, Haida weaver Selina Peratrovich. Primrose was married to Haida artist Victor Adams, and her daughter, Isabel Rorick, is also a weaver. She wove a potlatch hat for acclaimed Haida artist Robert Davidson in 1981. In 2005, she was featured in the Changing Hands: Art without Reservation 2 exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City, NY. This same year, she was included in Sharon Busby’s Spruce-Root Baskets of the Haida and Tlingit book. In 2008, Primrose was included in the Vancouver Art Gallery’s Raven Travelling: Two Centuries of Haida Art exhibition. Her work can be found in many museums around the world, including the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois.

Haida, woven Hat pendant, by Primrose Adams

Haida, woven Hat pendant, by Primrose Adams

Woven Hat pendant by Primrose Adams, Haida Nation, Frog design


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