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Photo: Paul Macapia


20th century

Isabel Rorick

First Nations, Haida, yahgu 'laanaas Raven clan, born 1955

Elaborately patterned using virtuoso weaving techniques prevalent along the Northwest Coast, Isabel Rorick's work reveals generational transfer of knowledge from her great-grandmother Isabella Edenshaw and the enduring legacy of weavers in her family. The three cylindrical basketry rings symbolize great wealth and status, and the three concentric circles on the top ring are the signature of the artist.
Spruce root
10 3/4 in. (27.31 cm)
, base: 14 1/4 in.
, top: 3 1/4 in.
Margaret E. Fuller Purchase Fund
Photo: Paul Macapia
Now on view at the Seattle Art Museum


Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Native Visions: Northwest Coast Art, 18th Century to the Present, October 1, 1998 - January 31, 1999
Published ReferencesBrown, Steven C., Native Visions: Evolution in Northwest Coast Art from the Eighteenth Through the Twentieth Century, Seattle Art Museum, 1998, pg. 172

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