Billy, Diane


Skwxwu7mesh (Brackendale)


Diane Billy learned basket making from Margaret Lester at the Pemberton Museum in 1989. There are several basket makers in her family including her mother Anna Billy, her grandmother Mary Jane Joe and her great grandmother Julia Peters. Her family has connections to the basket makers of Mount Currie, and the baskets of her family are often decorated with butterfly and rose designs. Diane was also known as Diane Gabriel when she was married. Basket maker Theresa Gabriel was her mother-in-law.