Primrose Adams

CULTURAL GROUP:
Haida

BORN:
1926

BIRTHPLACE:
Masset, Haida Gwaii

Primrose Adams uses spruce root to create her woven hats and baskets. She is 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 major museums around the world, including The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois.