Vera Edmonds is a master cedar root weaver who practices and teaches traditional Lil’wat weaving. Edmonds learned the art form from her grandmothers and today her contemporary basketry is both technically and aesthetically outstanding. She is committed to keeping the Lil’wat weaving tradition alive by teaching the younger generations. The Lil’wat Cultural Centres in Mount Currie and Whistler house her original works as well as older and valuable pieces she has carefully restored.
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