Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Kingfisher Headdress (1999)


  • Medium: alder, leather
  • Size: 5 × 13 × 6.5 (excl. painted leather cape and stand)
  • Reference Code: X161102

Freda Diesing

Freda Diesing



Marie Alfreda “Freda” Johnson Diesing was born in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, in 1925. One of the first female carvers on the modern Northwest Coast, Freda began her carving career at the age of 42. She studied at the Vancouver School of Art and at the Gitanmaax School of Northwest Coast Indian Art at ‘Ksan Village.