Unknown Kwakwaka’Wakw Wanted for Purchase or Consignment

Kwakwaka'wakw art consist of a diverse range of crafts, including totems, masks, textiles, jewellery and a multitude of carved objects. Cedar wood was the preferred medium for sculpting and carving projects as it was readily available in the native Kwakwaka'wakw regions. Totems were carved with bold cuts, a relative degree of realism, and an emphatic use of paints. Masks make up a large portion of Kwakwaka'wakw art, as masks are important in the portrayal of the characters central to Kwakwaka'wakw dance ceremonies. Woven textiles included the chilkat blanket, dance aprons, and button cloaks; each patterned with tribal designs. The Kwakwaka'wakw used a variety of objects for jewellery, including ivory, bone, abalone shell, copper, silver and more. Adornments were frequently found on the clothes of important persons.

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Spirits of the Past 6/50
Henry Eric Bergman
wood block prints (6x7.25 in)
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L’Orpheline
Jean Paul Lemieux
Oil on Canvas (10x5 in) 1957
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Serpent God in Semi-Human Form
Norval Morrisseau
acrylic (39.5x31.75 in) circa 1971
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Fall
William Kurelek
Mixed Media (10.5x14.25 in) 1968
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Grey Day in Lunenburg
Robert Pilot
oil (18x24 in) 1942
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Two Oxen and Dog
Maud Lewis
Oil on board (9 1/4 x12 in) circa 1959
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Slaughtering a Pig
William Kurelek
mixed media (10.5x17 in) 1968
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Indian Days, Banff
Walter Joseph Phillips
wood block prints (10.75x15.5 in) 1950
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Grey. St Tite Des Caps
Alexander Young Jackson
oil on panel (8.5x10.5 in) 1946
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Coming Home with Full Load
Allen Sapp
acrylic (16x20 in) 1978
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