Trace Yeomans

Trace Yeomans is a member of the Raven clan and spent most of her early years in Skidegate, on Haida Gwaii. Yeomans’ grandfather was well known argillite carver, Tim Pearson and her grandmother was Rebecca Pearson, a seamstress and button blanket maker.

Her interest in art began at the age of ten when she used to watch her grandmother sew clothes and button blankets. When she was eleven, Yeomans became a member of the Skidegate Haida Dancers. Shortly thereafter she sewed her first button blanket, which she used to dance at the Bill Reid pole raising for the long house in Skidegate.

Yeomans left Queen Charlotte City and moved to Vancouver where she met her husband, renowned Haida artist, Don Yeomans. In 1987, she began to collaborate with her husband by sewing his designs onto button blankets. Two years later, appliquéd wall hangings in various sizes were added to her repertoire. In 1990, she sewed garments as well; jackets, vests and dresses, all with appliquéd designs.

Yeomans now sews mostly for commissions. Her works are some of the most dynamic Haida button blankets, dance aprons and wall hangings available today.

2 items

Moon Mask
Trace Yeomans (Haida)

Edition /12Mounted on a marble surround. 15" diam including the backing.Moon is associated with p...

Edition /12Mounted on a marble surround. 15" diam including the backing.Moon is associated with peace and transformation and is also widely regarded as a protector and guardian spirit. In some stories, the Moon originated as a chip of the Sun, which Raven broke into pieces. Moon is often depicted with humanoid features and can sometimes be distinguished from the Sun by a labret in its bottom lip indicating female nobility.

$7,000.00

Moon Mask
Trace Yeomans (Haida)

Edition 6/12Mounted on a wood surround. 15" diam including the backing.Moon is associated with pe...

Edition 6/12Mounted on a wood surround. 15" diam including the backing.Moon is associated with peace and transformation and is also widely regarded as a protector and guardian spirit. In some stories, the Moon originated as a chip of the Sun, which Raven broke into pieces. Moon is often depicted with humanoid features and can sometimes be distinguished from the Sun by a labret in its bottom lip indicating female nobility.

$6,500.00