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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Staten Island
Leo Mol
pastel (18x23.75 in) 1963
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Watering the Horses
Allen Sapp
Acrylic (24x36 in) 1972
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Epoque
Henriette Fauteux-Masse
oil on canvas (43x30.5 in) 1960
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Untitled - Abstract in Red
Jean Paul Riopelle
oil (28x30 in) 1947
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Smoke Lake, Algonquin Park
John William Beatty
oil on panel (8.5x10.5 in) 1914
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Untitled (Natives Canoeing the River)
Frederick Arthur Verner
watercolour (15x24 in) 1878
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Untitled (Spirit Dream)
Norval Morrisseau
Acrylic (60x40 in)
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Kushka & Measuring Cup
William Kurelek
pen & ink (14.5x23 inch) 1970
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Ox Team in Winter #2
Maud Lewis
Oil on Board (12x14 in) circa 1965
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Decoratively Painted Walls and Shrine to a Well Loved Saint
William Kurelek
Pen & ink (14.5x23 in) 1977
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