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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Young Girl With Bonnet
James Wilson Morrice
pencil drawing (4x6 in) 1906
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Pilot Mountain
Robert Lougheed
oil on canvas (32x24 in) 1940
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Winter in the Laurentians
Maurice Cullen
oil on canvas (24x32 inch) 1924
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The Red River in Winter 160/250
Walter Joseph Phillips
colour woodcut (5.25x8.75 in) 1927
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The Kerchief
William Winter
oil (10x8 in)
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Cutting Wood for the House
Allen Sapp
Acrylic (14x11 in) circa 2005
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Untitled
Tony Tascona
resin (14x5.5x5 in) 1987
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Cold, Sunny Day
Vojtech Matousek
Oil on Panel (24x24 in) 2012
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Blood Indian
Nicholas de Grandmaison
pastel (26x20.5 in) 1959
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Sans Titre, 1969
Jean Paul Riopelle
Oil on panel (10.5x6.75 in) 1969
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