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  • G’yem (Whale) Pendant

    Lyle Wilson

    $2,800.00 CAD

    Sterling Silver, Abalone Shell, Repousse, Chased

    2013

  • 6. Volcano Woman Sculpture

    Christian White

    $13,000.00 CAD

    Bronze Cast, Marble base

    Edition of 12

    9.5 x 8 x 5″

    Volcano Woman is perhaps one of the oldest and most revered legends which tells of a mortal”s fate if he/she does not treat sacred objects or creatures with respect. In defense of her beloved wild creatures, she controls the powerful volcanoes. Stories tell of how the killing of a frog leads the Volcano woman to destroy an entire village.

    Volcano Woman is a supernatural, powerful person in First Nations mythology. She had a son who, like his mother, had supernatural abilities. He often liked to change from his Human form to that of a Frog (Wukus).

    Years ago, a Prince and his two friends went fishing. Hungry, they lay their food on leaves. The Wukus (Frog), being mischievous, jumped on their food. Twice the young Prince threw the Frog into the shrubs but on the third time they threw the frog into the fire and killed the innocent creature.

    A few nights later, a woman could be heard crying and wailing. “Who has done this, come forward and I will spare your village.” This warning went unheeded for some time until finally a Woman of the Elders went to the village outskirts to see her. Volcano Woman instructed the Woman of the Elders to send forth the three young men and she would spare the village from volcanic destruction. The Woman of the Elders begging for the sake of the Village told of Volcano Woman”s ultimatum – but this warning went unheeded.

    On the final night of the village's existence, Volcano Woman was heard saying, “I asked for those responsible to take heed and now you will know my vengeance.” The Village shook, a Volcano erupted, destroying the village and all who lived there.

  • Baah-Booq

    Art Thompson

    $900.00 CAD

    Serigraph, Edition of 100

    2001

    Unframed

     

    This serigraph was produced in recognition of the fact that Art is an artist. One of the names that he has had is “Thlo-kee-tupp” which means Thunderbird. The Thunderbird is presented here with an adze making a wolf.

  • Storyteller Mask

    Isaac Tait

    $8,600.00 CAD

    Alder wood, Cedar bark, Feathers

  • Kal-Hon – Supernatural Octopus [Framed]

    Henry Green

    $1,170.00 CAD

    Serigraph, Edition 100/160

    Framed

     

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