First Nation Baskets

In 1993, the Langley Centennial Museum was the recipient of 32 First Nation cedar coil baskets. The baskets were part of a larger private collection assembled by Kathleen Edith Pearson primarily during the early1920's when she and her family lived in North Bend. N'laka'pamux First Nation members created the baskets. Their traditional territories included lands north of Hope, BC along the Fraser and Thompson Rivers up to Ashcroft, BC, among other areas of British Columbia and Northern Washington State.

Soon after the donation, the museum embarked on extensive research on the baskets and the artists who created these. The results include a history of the collection, biographies of persons involved, and an analysis of the basketry. Click here to visit that page.

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