• Butterfly Bowl

    Jim Charlie

    $4,100.00 CAD

    Red Cedar wood, Yellow Cedar wood

    Butterfly is a minor crest figure and often appears simply as decoration; however, it has become increasingly popular in contemporary First Nations design.

  • Ancestor Feast Dish

    Sean Whonnock

    $1,900.00 CAD

    Yellow Cedar wood, Abalone shell, Acrylic paint

    Sean has consistently produced carvings and paintings since 1990 and is constantly updating his own unique style. His passion is fueled by the Kwakwaka’wakw culture and his work has become valued by collectors, galleries and museums.

    A ceremonial dish, also known as a feast dish or potlatch dish, was a treasured heirloom which families brought out for great feasts as a gesture of hospitality and welcoming. Presently, many ceremonial dishes are carved in miniature form, meant for collectors who appreciate the historic and symbolic value behind each artwork. This aspect of the art is considered to be a contemporary turn that northwest coast native art has taken throughout the years.

  • Bear Bowl

    Gryn White

    $725.00 CAD

    Argillite

    The powerful, human-like Bear was referred to as ‘Elder Kinsmen’ and treated as a high-ranking guest when killed. As a close relation to mankind, Bear is considered to be the link between the human and non-human realms as well linking the secular natural with the supernatural or the divine.  The Bear symbolizes courage, strength, authority and learned humility.

  • Halibut Bowl

    Shawn Karpes

    $1,200.00 CAD

    Yellow Cedar wood

    Halibut is an important food resource for the First Nations of the Northwest Coast—particularly to the people in the northern region, who had less access to salmon and eulachon (also known as a candlefish).

    Halibut appears frequently in the shamanic and crest art with its characteristic body contour often used by carvers in feast bowls and platter designs.

  • Otter Bowl

    Shawn Karpes

    $1,650.00 CAD

    Red Cedar wood, Abalone shell

    A ceremonial dish, also known as a feast dish or potlatch dish, was a treasured heirloom which families brought out for great feasts as a gesture of hospitality and welcoming. Presently, many ceremonial dishes are carved in miniature form, meant for collectors who appreciate the historic and symbolic value behind each artwork. This aspect of the art is considered to be a contemporary turn that northwest coast native art has taken throughout the years.

  • Raven with Light Feast Bowl

    Lionel Samuels

    $12,600.00 CAD

    Argillite, Abalone shell

    Lionel Samuels’ Raven with Light Feast Bowl is a stunning example of his workmanship in argillite. He created the feast bowl in the form of a Raven, embellished with inlays of abalone shell. Lionel takes the Raven, revered as the hero, creator, trickster and transformer, as his family crest symbol. This feast bowl is a beautiful tribute to the important crest figure.

  • Frog Bowl

    Greg White Lightbown

    $1,650.00 CAD

    Argillite

    The Frog symbolizes luck, prosperity, stability and healing. As a communicator, Frogs connect with the world on land and under water. This figure is often carved into totem poles to prevent them from falling over.

  • Man & Woman Dish

    Wilf J. Sampson

    $2,200.00 CAD

    Yellow Cedar wood, Abalone shell

    A ceremonial dish, also known as a feast dish or potlatch dish, was a treasured heirloom which families brought out for great feasts as a gesture of hospitality and welcoming. Presently, many ceremonial dishes are carved in miniature form, meant for collectors who appreciate the historic and symbolic value behind each artwork. This aspect of the art is considered to be a contemporary turn that northwest coast native art has taken throughout the years.

  • Eagle Feast Dish

    Garner Moody

    $7,600.00 CAD

    Yellow Cedar wood

    A ceremonial dish, also known as a feast dish or potlatch dish, was a treasured heirloom which families brought out for great feasts as a gesture of hospitality and welcoming. Presently, many ceremonial dishes are carved in miniature form, meant for collectors who appreciate the historic and symbolic value behind each artwork. This aspect of the art is considered to be a contemporary turn that northwest coast native art has taken throughout the years.

    Garner began carving at the early age of nine and, by age fifteen, he was carving his first piece of argillite. After moving to Vancouver in 1987, he spent the next two years working with renowned Haida artist Bill Reid on his Lootaas canoe and alongside a host of accomplished carvers such as Alfred Collinson, Rufus Moody, Giitsxaa, Nelson Cross, and Ding (Melvin) Hutchingson. Moody works in various mediums including cedar, gold, argillite and paper – all exemplifying his exquisite attention to detail and extraordinary artistic skills.

     

  • Beaver Fish Bowl

    Derek J. White

    $8,000.00 CAD

    Sterling Silver; Repousse, Engraved

    Derek White’s extraordinary Beaver & Eagle Fish Bowl, created in the traditional Haida form and utilizing the ancient technique of repousse to add dimension, demonstrates his articulate master carving and artistry skills. Containers such as bowls were traditionally created out of Cedar or Alder wood and utilized in daily life. The chosen medium of silver serves as a contemporary progression of this ancient art form while illustrating the intricate foundational links which combine cultural heritage with the arts.

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