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Robert Davidson© "Beaver" Embroidered on Camel Wool Blanket
Northwest Native Tribe Artist Robert Davidson's unique Haida Beaver design embroidered on this premium quality Camel Wool Blanket. Makes an ideal gift as will be used for many, many years. The Beaver is known as the carpenter of the animal kingdom, and is considered the industrious one.
Wool has two sided brushing to add extra softness. Bordered with double stitched, hand sewn complementary felt edging, and then hand trimmed for the ultimate finished look. Heritage patch to add to the high perceived value. Hang tag with artist story to complement this licensed design.
Size: 50” x 60”
Artist: Robert Davidson
Design: Beaver embroidered on Camel Wool
Material: 60% wool blended with polyester (30%) and other (10%) to add richness to the color and for a soft feel to the wool.
Care Instructions: Dry cleaning recommended. Can hand wash cold. Hang to dry. Do not bleach.
Packaged in vinyl zippered bag.
About the Artist:
Davidson is one of Canada’s most respected and important contemporary visual artists. A Northwest Coast native of Haida and Tlingit Descent, he is a master carver of totem poles and masks and works in a variety of other media as a printmaker, printer and jeweler. He is best known as an impeccable craftsman whose creative and personal interpretation of traditional Haida form is unparalleled.
Davidson was born November 4, 1946 to a particularly notable family of artists. His great grandfather was the famed Haida artist, Charles Edenshaw (1839 - 1924) whose superb artworks were well known in the Haida community. From an early age, Robert was surrounded by fine carving as his father, Claude Davidson and grandfather, Robert Davidson Sr. were respected carvers. Robert began carving at the age of 13 when his father insisted he carry on the family artistic tradition.
He moved with his family to Massett on Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) in 1947 and lived there until 1965 when he moved to Vancouver to complete his education at Point Grey Secondary School. It was here that he first learned the fundamentals of silk-screening. In 1966 Davidson met the late Bill Reid, who then coached him on sculpture and design for the next eighteen months.
For more than fifty years now, Robert Davidson has worked as an artist and has produced an internationally acclaimed body of work. His work is found in a number of private and public collections and has received many honors.
Davidson’s Haida name is: Guud San Glans which means Eagle of The Dawn. He is a leading figure in the renaissance of Haida art and culture and currently lives and works in White Rock near Vancouver and Massett in Haida Gwaii.