Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Coiled Grass Basket


Evelyn Douglas

Evelyn Douglas

Yupik (Yup'ik)

Hooper Bay, Alaska, USA

(1947- )

Evelyn Douglas is a Yup’ik Eskimo artist born in 1947 in the village of Hooper Bay, Alaska. Hooper Bay is located in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, a broad marshy plain that produces grasses that are exceptionally well-suited to making the coiled- grass baskets for which the village is famous. The village of Hooper Bay has produced many extraordinary basket makers but Evelyn Douglas ranks among the very best.