• Understanding Northwest Coast Art

    Cheryl Shearer

    $22.95 CAD

    This easily read book introduces the reader to various symbols, crests and beings depicted in Northwest Coast artworks. Shearer provides brief descriptions of design conventions, elements and differences between cultural groups while explaining the interconnections between art, myth and ceremony.

    Published in 2000

    Softcover

  • Bill Reid and Beyond: Expanding on Modern Native Art

    Karen Dufffek and Charlotte Townsend-Gault

    $45.00 CAD

    Academically charged, this book offers a wide-ranging and thought-provoking collection of art and cultural scholars reappraisals regarding Bill Reid’s career and compelling artwork. Aware of political, economic and social events, this book examines and adds to the ongoing debate about aboriginality and modern art.

    Published in 2005

    Hardcover

  • Eagle Frontlet

    Charles Peter Heit

    $8,200.00 CAD

    Birch wood, Abalone, Ivory

     

  • Raven Ladle

    Russell Smith

    $5,450.00 CAD

    Ivory, Abalone, Sterling silver, engraved

  • Kal-Hon (Supernatural Octopus) [Framed]

    Henry Green

    $1,170.00 CAD

    Serigraph, Edition of 160

    Framed

     

  • Eagle Pendant

    Mark Preston

    $1,500.00 CAD

    Sterling Silver, Engraved, Abalone

  • Matriarch Mask

    Stan Bevan

    $8,300.00 CAD

    Alder Wood, Abalone, Hair, Sea Lion Whiskers, Acrylic Paint

  • Nanasimgit Panel Pipe

    Christian White

    Price upon request

    Argillite, Abalone shell, Mother of Pearl, Catlanite

    This ornately detailed panel pipe inlayed with catlanite, abalone shell and mother of pearl tells the ancient story of Nanasimgit.

    The man or Nanasimgit is depicted at the bottom of the pipe holding skils to represent his stature. It shows the numerous potlatches he has held. The following story is a shortened version as told by the artist, Christian White:

    One day, the man’s wife was washing sea otter skins near the ocean, when a Killerwhale arose from the surface. It coaxed her into the water and carried her seaward while her husband watched in disbelief. Without hesitation, he quickly decided to follow them until the Killerwhale dove near a two-headed kelp, which prevented him from going any further. He was feeling quite distraught as he returned back to the village but by then he had decided to seek the help of his uncle, the Frog.

    The Frog offered him advice on how he could get his wife back and suggested that he take specific objects with him for his journey. He brought spruce root twine, a gimlet and medicine, placing them in his canoe. But, before he embarked on his journey, he was urged to undergo a fast in order to cleanse his body, which involved various rituals.

    Once the fast was completed, the man embarked on his quest until he came across the kelp he had encountered before. He tied his canoe to the kelp along with his possessions and climbed down beneath the surface to find himself in another world. He followed a path where he encountered three blind women that resembled Geese. He used his medicine to cure two of the women while the third one chose not to accept the medicine. The cured women vowed to repay him for his deed. As he proceeded onward, the man came across two slaves, from the Killerwhale clan, chopping wood. As they proceeded to chop the wood, the head of their axe fell off and they began to cry knowing the consequences they would face from the Chief. The man stopped to assist them and in return they directed him to his wife’s dwelling. The slaves warned the man of the watchmen pole that stood in front of the longhouse protecting the inhabitants. The watchmen had the ability to scent out and watch out for intruders.

    While he proceeded further on his path and thought about how to divert the watchmen, the man encountered a Heron repairing a canoe without success. The man stopped to offer him his gimlet to successfully repair the canoe. In return for his generosity, the Heron helped conceal the man under his wing blanket from the Black Whale guards and the watchmen. He successfully entered the longhouse to happily find his wife. At this point, the watchmen discovered the man taking his wife back with him, but were unable to stop him.

    When the man arrived back with his wife to his village he felt a different connection with her, as though she was not herself. At night, he would keep her in a bentwood box, but one morning when he awoke, to his surprise she escaped. She left to be with her Killerwhale family and fully transformed into a Killerwhale. This was the last he saw of her.

     

  • Berry Basket

    Merle Andersen

    $3,450.00 CAD

    Cedar Bark

  • Dolphin

    Lipa Pitsiulak

    $4,320.00 CAD

    Serpentine

  • Mother & Child

    Archie Ishuluktak

    $980.00 CAD

    Serpentine

     

  • Eagle Bolo Tie

    Barry Wilson

    $900.00 CAD

    Sterling silver, Abalone, Leather , 2.25″ x 2″ (leather 19″ in length)

  • Killerwhale Cufflinks

    Philip Janze

    $1,560.00 CAD

    14K Yellow Gold, Cast

  • Frog Earrings

    Philip Janze

    $75.00 CAD

    Sterling silver, cast

  • Loon

    Garry Meeches

    $625.00 CAD

    Original painting on acid-free paper (unframed)

  • Witness…To Acceptance of Family Legacy

    Chester (Chaz) Patrick

    $400.00 CAD

    Acrylic on Acid-free board

    2004

    Unframed

  • Wood Ducks (1990)

    Isaac Bignell

    $2,700.00 CAD

    Original, Acrylic on Acid-free board

    1990

    Unframed

  • Untitled (1991)

    Isaac Bignell

    $2,100.00 CAD

    Original, Acrylic on Acid-free paper

    1991

    Unframed

  • Haida Moon

    Carmen Goertzen

    $6,800.00 CAD

    20K Yellow Gold, Abalone shell

  • Beaver Fish Bowl

    Derek J. White

    $8,000.00 CAD

    Sterling Silver; Repousse, Engraved

  • Quwut Sun

    lessLIE

    $200.00 CAD

    Serigraph, Edition of 100

    2005

    Unframed


    “This contemporary Coast Salish sun design is an attempt to mediate between the Hul’qumi’num language (the language of the Cowichan Tribes) and English. There have been various anglecized spellings of this Hul’qumi’num toponym (place name), such as “Cowichan,” “Khowutzun,” and the currently accepted “Quwutsun.” This Hul’qumi’num term has been simplified and misinterpreted as meaning “The Warm Land,” when it should be more correctly interpreted as meaning “warmed by the sun,” or “basking in the sun with your back turned to the sun.”

    The four eclipsed suns surrounding the central sun symbolize the darkness of ignorance blocking Daylight, a powerful source of truth.”

    –lessLIE


  • Wonder Child – Yellow

    Alvin Adkins

    $200.00 CAD

    Serigraph, Edition of 175

    Unframed print

     

  • Overexposure (Colour Proof) [Framed]

    Susan Point

    $2,060.00 CAD

    Serigraph, Colour Proof, Edition of II

    1998

    Framed

  • British Columbia Welcomes the World (Artist Proof)

    Susan Point

    $1,295.00 CAD

    Serigraph, Artist’s Proof, Edition of V

    1994

    Unframed

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