- Charles Edenshaw (Da.a xiigang), Haida, 1839-1920
- Work Locations: Skidegate, BC, Masset, BC
- Isabella Edenshaw, Haida, 1858-1926
- Born: Klukwan Village, AK
- Work Locations: Masset, BC
Plant fiber and paint
Native Arts acquisition funds
Isabella and Charles Edenshaw (Haida), Hat, late 1800s. Plant fiber and paint; 5¾ x 17 in. Native Arts acquisition fund, 1947.338
Dimensionsheight: 5 3/4 in, 14.605 cm; diameter: 17 in, 43.1800 cm
CollectionIndigenous Arts of North America
Among the Haida, the name “Edenshaw” is synonymous with artistic excellence. Charles Edenshaw was a skilled carver and painter; he apprenticed under his uncle, the renowned carver, Albert Edward Edenshaw. Charles’s wife, Isabella, wove this elegant hat from spruce tree roots while Charles painted its exterior. Multiple generations of their descendants continue their artistic legacy.
Known ProvenanceCharles Wiegel collection. Erich Kohlberg, Denver, CO, before 1947; Denver Art Museum, 1947.