Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Northern Craft: The Robertson Trading Collection

Craft people in Northern Saskatchewan lost a friend and patron this week with the passing of Alex Robertson. [Click here for obituary].

When Alex and his wife Phyllis opened the Robertson’s Trading Post in La Ronge in 1967, he came with a love of First Nations Craft that had been acquired during 25 years of travel throughout northern Canada as a fur buyer for the Hudson Bay Company. He soon became a supporter of Craft Artists, then a collector, then a patron in the truest sense of the word.

Click here to see some of the Craft Collection on display at the Saskatchewan Craft Council.

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