• Fisherman

    Paul Malliki

    Price upon request

    Steatite, Caribou Antler

  • Raven with Light Sculpture

    Christian White

    Price upon request

    Argillite, Catlinite, Mother of Pearl, Abalone shell

  • Beaver & Halibut with Squirrel Totem Pole

    Lyle Wilson

    Price upon request

    Yellow Cedar wood, Acrylic paint

    This stunning pole was inspired by the story of how the Beaver Clan came to be part of the Haisla Nation. Each figure depicted on the pole represents an important episode in the journey that the characters in the story take. From top to bottom, the figures being depicted include a squirrel, a halibut, a giant man that is holding an otter, and two beavers.

    This particular Haisla story is quite old, and Lyle is one of the few individuals who still knows all of the details. The pole is Lyle’s contemporary portrayal of the tale, which pays tribute to the ancient family connections between the present-day Haisla and their neighbors.

  • Drumming Sedna

    Bart Hanna

    $3,840.00 CAD

    Marble

    As goddess of the ocean, Sedna sets strict rules about the proper way to treat the animals of the hunt, which the Inuit require for sustenance. This includes proper treatment of the animals’ spirit when killed for food. If she feels the rules have been broken, she cuts off the supply of food. When this happens, the Inuit tribal shaman is required to take a mystical journey to the bottom of the ocean to speak to the goddess. It is considered the most dangerous journey an Inuit shaman is called upon to make.

    Upon arrival at the bottom of the sea the shaman is required to comb Sedna’s hair, because Sedna has no fingers to comb it herself, and to find out what the tribe has done wrong that the food has been cut off. The shaman then makes a deal with Sedna, promising that if the tribe corrects whatever transgressions it has made, the goddess will return their food supply. The shaman then returns to the tribe with the list of things the goddess requires to be done to get the food back.

  • Raven & Frog Totem Pole

    Don Yeomans

    Price upon request

    Red Cedar Wood

    For inquiries on totem pole commissions, please click here.

  • Thoughts of Birds Sculpture

    Kiugak Ashoona RCA

    $6,500.00 CAD

    Serpentine

  • 3. Eagle, Killerwhale, Bear & Frog Model Pole

    Christian White

    Price upon request

    Argillite, Catlinite, Abalone shell

    Argillite is grey colour and a relatively soft stone to carve which hardens over time as it begins to oxidize once removed from the mine. As it is relatively a limited resource, it is difficult to obtain large pieces from the quarry. Apart from small totem poles like this, the kinds of objects carved from Argillite include plates with carved and incised designs, pendants, pipes, small boxes, and sculptured figures.

  • Cod Swallowing the Moon Panel

    Joe David

    Price upon request

    Red Cedar wood, Bronze cast, Acrylic paint

    This panel is created from one single piece of Cedar wood, which is a minimum of 500 years old.

  • Shaman Battling for his Damned Soul

    Ron Joseph Telek

    Price upon request

    Red Cedar wood, Abalone shell, Water Buffalo Teeth, Whale teeth, Bear Claws

    For more details on shipping Ivory outside of Canada, please click here and then click open the Shipping section and scroll down to read more on Shipping Restrictions.

  • “After the Ancients” Bracelet

    Lyle Wilson

    Price upon request

    Sterling silver, Textured, Engraved, Repoussé, Chased
    Hinged with Sterling silver Catch
    2015

    “Exploring one’s roots brings a healthy appreciation of one’s place in the scheme of things. The Pacific Northwest Coast (PNC) formline has undergone changes over the passage of time. What I wanted to do was to pay homage to that earlier, cleaner, straightforward, massive look of PNC art because it captures the sense of that era’s time. I learned from what work they left behind and so it impacts the work I do today.

    In this bracelet, a mixture of modern techniques – repoussé, chasing, engraving, texturing, fabrication – has been added to a deceptively simple facial image that’s present on early traditional bent-boxes; a face thought to represent a supernatural guardian of any treasures contained within the box.

    For me, and for this exhibition, this style of PNC imagery depiction on a bracelet seemed to be something that had a sense of inevitability because I have such admiration and respect for ancient PNC artists”

    -Lyle Wilson, 2016

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

    Lyle Wilson

    Price upon request

    Sterling Silver, Engraved and Textured on Hollow-ware

    2015

    “My father’s Eagle Clan adopted me, but I was actually born into my mother’s Beaver Clan. Since the Haisla followed a matrilineal system, whereby every child was automatically included into its mother’s clan, my unusual adoption was due to the circumstances of the Eagle Clan having so many of its members die. Due to the early and unfamiliar diseases, everyone feared the clan would eventually become extinct.

    I’ve always loved the look of a full-size, traditional wooden bent-box and liked the idea of a smaller, silver box using the same traditional proportions. It adds a unique sculptural look to any small box which, once seen, becomes a more appreciated detail with every subsequent examination. The box’s construction technique is very deceptive; it looks solid but is actually a box-within-a-box, with the hollow spaces between each ‘box’ allowing for visually thicker walls. For this box, I decided to honor my connections to both Haisla Clans – Beaver and Eagle – by engraving each on one-half of the box. The box’s lid has another Eagle engraved on the top, and the Halibut, a sub-crest shared by both clans, is engraved around the edges.”

    -Lyle Wilson, 2016

     

  • Hunters Struggling for a Spear

    Thomas Ugjuk

    $7,175.00 CAD

    Basalt, Antler

    1973

    “A remarkably animated work for the artist whose style is comparable to his father’s (John Kavik). In an interview with the artist in 1993, which appeared in the winter edition of the Inuit Art Quarterly, Ugjuk describes the difficulty he had in deciding what to carve. This may be why there are not many of his works available on the market. Both Kavik and Ugjuk were self-taught artists and took to carving whenever they were not hunting.”

    “Ugluk says, ‘I would try to concentrate on an idea of mine and gradually expand on it as I went along which would lead to some comprehensible form for the carving I was working on. And, other times, it seemed that trying to stay with one idea didn’t always work so, rather than getting stuck with one idea, I would just work on a carving and what it would become’.”

  • Medeek (Grizzly Bear) Mask

    Henry Green

    Price upon request

    Red Cedar Wood, Cedar Bark, Copper, Abalone Shell, Hair, Acrylic Paint

  • Moon Amulet

    Philip Janze

    Price upon request

    18K Yellow Gold, Abalone shell, Cast
    Edition 5 of 5

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