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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Smoke Haze, Lake of the Woods
Walter Joseph Phillips
colour woodcut (5.75x8.75 in) 1935
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A Quebec Village
Randolph S. Hewton
oil on canvas (20x24 in) 1926
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Night Snow
Maud Lewis
Oil on board (12x14 in) circa 1958
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Timber Jim
Sybil Andrews
lino-cut prints (9x15 in) 1932
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Spring Melt
Robert N. Hurley
watercolour (11x15.5 in) 1963
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Spring Thaw / Fall Landscape
Alexander Young Jackson
oil on panel (8.5x10.5 in) 1922
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L’Orpheline
Jean Paul Lemieux
Oil on Canvas (10x5 in) 1957
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Lake Joseph, Muskoka
Frederick Arthur Verner
Watercolour (12x25.5 in) 1886
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Not So Cold Today On Red Pheas. Res.
Allen Sapp
Acrylic on Canvas (24x36 in) 1986
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Kora 1/10
Leo Mol
Bronze (15.5x4x4.75 in) 1959
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