• Soul Catcher Pendant

    Lyle Wilson

    $3,300.00 CAD

    Mastodon ivory, Yellow Cedar wood

  • Paddle Pendant

    Lyle Wilson

    $2,500.00 CAD

    Ivory

  • Frog Pendant

    Lyle Wilson

    $1,050.00 CAD

    Ivory

  • Raven & Light Bracelet

    Lyle Wilson

    $8,800.00 CAD

    18K Gold, Engraved

  • Sun Earrings

    Lyle Wilson

    $625.00 CAD

    18K Yellow Gold, Engraved

    2016

  • Eulachon Canoe Mountain (Framed)

    Lyle Wilson

    $775.00 CAD

    Intaglio Print on acid-free paper

    Edition of 50

    2016

    13 x 11.5″ (Paper size)

    7 x 5.25″ (Image size)

    “My first experience actually seeing traditional carving in situ was fishing eulachon at Kemano. I saw graveyard memorials (ah-aluuch-tin): grey, weather-beaten and somewhat moss-covered, but very impressive in their natural state and site. Although I didn’t know it at the time, it was part of the beginning of my life-long interest in Haisla culture.

    The eulachon fish are special to the Haisla people. At Kitamaat, there is a mountain that has a dip in its outline which the Haisla liken to a canoe. When the sun set in this ‘canoe-dip,’ that signaled that the eulachon were about to spawn in the Kitamaat River and all the Haisla eagerly awaited them!

    The wildlife that also pursued eulachon was a true natural phenomenon: eagles, seals, sea lions, crows, ravens, seagulls, otters, mink, sawbill ducks, halibut, porpoises, bullheads, and undoubtedly many others one couldn’t see! To represent all of these creatures in one image, a raven, seagull, sea lion and bullhead are shown, each with an eulachon close to their mouths.

    The sea gull is important because Haisla history likened the thousands of gulls flying around the estuary of the Kitmaat River to a giant monster’s mouth; therefore, Kitamaat was a place avoided until the first Haisla settled there.

    A young Haisla girl sat on the riverbank and watched as a bullhead waited on the river’s bottom and let the current sweep eulachon into its wide mouth. The traditional net (tak-calth) used to fish eulachon also has a wide mouth and also tapers to a narrow end like a bullhead’s body. A bullhead is shown with a net-like pattern on its body, alluding to the tak-calth’s inspiration.”

    -Lyle Wilson, 2016

     

  • Eulachon Canoe Mountain

    Lyle Wilson

    $425.00 CAD

    Intaglio Print on acid-free paper

    Edition of 50

    2016

    13 x 11.5″ (Paper size)

    7 x 5.25″ (Image size)

    “My first experience actually seeing traditional carving in situ was fishing eulachon at Kemano. I saw graveyard memorials (ah-aluuch-tin): grey, weather-beaten and somewhat moss-covered, but very impressive in their natural state and site. Although I didn’t know it at the time, it was part of the beginning of my life-long interest in Haisla culture.

    The eulachon fish are special to the Haisla people. At Kitamaat, there is a mountain that has a dip in its outline which the Haisla liken to a canoe. When the sun set in this ‘canoe-dip,’ that signaled that the eulachon were about to spawn in the Kitamaat River and all the Haisla eagerly awaited them!

    The wildlife that also pursued eulachon was a true natural phenomenon: eagles, seals, sea lions, crows, ravens, seagulls, otters, mink, sawbill ducks, halibut, porpoises, bullheads, and undoubtedly many others one couldn’t see! To represent all of these creatures in one image, a raven, seagull, sea lion and bullhead are shown, each with an eulachon close to their mouths.

    The sea gull is important because Haisla history likened the thousands of gulls flying around the estuary of the Kitmaat River to a giant monster’s mouth; therefore, Kitamaat was a place avoided until the first Haisla settled there.

    A young Haisla girl sat on the riverbank and watched as a bullhead waited on the river’s bottom and let the current sweep eulachon into its wide mouth. The traditional net (tak-calth) used to fish eulachon also has a wide mouth and also tapers to a narrow end like a bullhead’s body. A bullhead is shown with a net-like pattern on its body, alluding to the tak-calth’s inspiration.”

    -Lyle Wilson, 2016

     

  • Bella Coola Series #3 Pendant

    Lyle Wilson

    $700.00 CAD

    Sterling Silver, Engraved, Textured

  • Salmon Soapberry Spoon

    Lyle Wilson

    $775.00 CAD

    Maple wood

    These 3 soapberry spoons are small pieces of wood that would normally be thrown away by anyone else except a woodcarver. Like most carvers, I can’t bear to throw away perfectly good pieces of wood and these 3 particular pieces have been with me for 15+ years before I started to carve them.

    Soapberries are beaten into foam and were the traditional dessert for Pacific Northwest Coast people. The soapberry “spoon” has no bowl and resembles the flat blade of a miniature paddle. The soapberry-foam was served in a bowl and guests used the flat blade to dip into the bowl.
    Just the plain shape of a soapberry spoon is an elegant sculptural form; when embellished with carvings, the spoon becomes elevated to the status of a very beautiful object.

    The embellishing on the 2 yellow cedar spoons are Ravens and Moons. The 3rd spoon is carved with a salmon, and it’s carved from maple wood, which was a traditional wood used for spoons because it imparted no taste to the food being served.

    -Lyle Wilson, 2016

  • Sun, Star & Raven Soapberry Spoon

    Lyle Wilson

    $7,800.00 CAD

    Yellow Cedar wood, Ablone shell

    "This carved soapberry spoon has one of the more interesting tales of my exhibit; its nickname is 'SHOW-STOPPER' for good reason! While carving this piece, I kept pushing myself to go beyond what the original idea had been and was so consumed in pursuing that goal I became impatient and careless. I tried to use my carving tool for something it wasn’t designed to do and it slipped and cut my finger’s tendon!

    Thankfully it could be operated upon and repaired, but the healing period took 10 weeks out my carving schedule. As a result, my exhibition came to an abrupt halt and I had a lot of time to reflect on what had happened and why. When I eventually resumed carving, I spent a very long time on the 'SHOW-STOPPER' because, in my mind, although it’s small and it held up my show, it now deserved to become something extra-special. I’m extremely pleased with the way it turned out!

    The spoon depicts the traditional tale familiar to every Pacific Northwest Coast group: Raven discovering daylight. The sun, stars and moon can be present or left out of some versions. The Raven occupies the spoon’s bottom, while the handle is topped with the Sun on one side and the Star on the opposite side."

    -Lyle Wilson, 2016

  • Nanakwa (Dawn) Belt Buckle

    Lyle Wilson

    $3,400.00 CAD

    Sterling Silver, 22K Yellow Gold, Deeply Sculpted

  • Halxinix’ (Orca) Belt Buckle

    Lyle Wilson

    $3,600.00 CAD

    Sterling Silver, 18K Yellow Gold, Deeply Sculpted

  • After the Ancients Bracelet

    Lyle Wilson

    $16,000.00 CAD

    Sterling Silver, Cast, Engraved, Textured

    Edition of 14

  • Iksduq’iya & Qolun (Eagle & Beaver) Box

    Lyle Wilson

    Price upon request
  • Chillakoons Pipe

    Lyle Wilson

    $10,500.00 CAD

    Yew wood, Yellow Cedar wood, Abalone shell, Ivory

  • Qolun (Beaver) Bracelet

    Lyle Wilson

    Price upon request

    18K Yellow Gold, Platinum, Repousse, Chased

    2016

  • A Orca Earrings

    Lyle Wilson

    $700.00 CAD

    Sterling Silver, Engraved, Textured

  • Bentwood Box #2 Pendant

    Lyle Wilson

    $1,325.00 CAD

    18K Yellow Gold, Engraved, Textured

    2014

  • Bentwood Box #1 Pendant

    Lyle Wilson

    $1,325.00 CAD

    18K Yellow Gold, Engraved, Textured

    2014

  • Bella Coola Series #2 Earrings

    Lyle Wilson

    $1,250.00 CAD

    Sterling Silver, Engraved, Textured

  • Gax (Raven) Earrings

    Lyle Wilson

    $1,400.00 CAD

    18K Yellow Gold, Engraved, Textured

    2014

  • Bella Coola Series #1 Earrings

    Lyle Wilson

    $1,000.00 CAD

    Sterling Silver, Engraved, Textured

  • Seal Earrings

    Lyle Wilson

    $600.00 CAD

    Sterling Silver, Engraved, Textured

  • Untitled #2 Earrings

    Lyle Wilson

    $600.00 CAD

    Sterling Silver, 14K Yellow Gold, Engraved, Textured