Webster, Jessie (1909 - 1991)

Culture/Community

Nuu-chah-nulth (Ahousaht)

Biography

Jessie Webster began making baskets at the early age of seven, however, she feels that she did not start to make adequate baskets until much later. She observed her mother making baskets and assisted with collecting the materials, but she also learned from the late Nellie Jacobsen. She started making whaler style hats in the 1960s.