Haida artist Merle Anderson comes from a prominent line of renowned artists. Her grandfather was master carver Charles Edenshaw while her grandmother was celebrated weaver Isabella Edenshaw. Merle’s parents, Florence Edenshaw and Robert Davidson Sr., were talented weavers and carvers respectively. Merle began weaving in 1994, after training with her sisters Virginia Hunter and Agnes Davis. She prefers harvesting and preparing her own materials, including spruce root and cedar bark, and enjoys creating traditional geometric designs. Merle belongs to the Yaguu’janaas clan.