Haida & Kwakwaka’wakw / Canada
Craft / Fashion / Textiles
Jaad Kuujus (Meghann O’Brien) is a weaver descended from the Haida and Kwakwaka’wakw tribes of coastal British Columbia. Her innovative approach to the traditional art forms of basketry, Yeil Koowu (Raven’s Tail) and Naaxiin (Chilkat) textiles connects to the rhythms and patterns of the natural world, and creates a continuity between herself and her ancestors. Based in Vancouver, B.C, she is currently exploring the intersection of Indigenous materials and techniques with the world of fashion, the digital, and 3D Printing.