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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Am Enclos
Jean Paul Riopelle
oil on canvas (13.75x10.5 in) 1966
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Skidegate War Canoe
Pat McGuire
Watercolour (12.25x9.25 in) 1968
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Head Lake, Haliburton
Alfred Joseph Casson
Oil on Panel (9.25x11.5 in) 1930
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Team of Oxen
Maud Lewis
Oil on Panel (11.5x12.5 in) circa 1962
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Hauling Logs, 1962-63
Maud Lewis
Oil on Board (115/8x13 3/4 in) circa 1962
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After Recess
William Kurelek
Mixed Media (7.75x13.5 in) 1969
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Sharpening an Axe
Allen Sapp
acrylic (18x24 in)
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Fluffy
Maud Lewis
Oil on board (12x16 in) circa 1965
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Sans Titre, 1969
Jean Paul Riopelle
Oil on panel (10.5x6.75 in) 1969
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Deer at Sunset
Maud Lewis
oil on board (11.75x13.75 in) circa 1957
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