• Chilkat Raven Drum

    Henry Green

    $4,800.00 CAD

    Hide, Acrylic paint, Sinew with Yellow Cedar wood frame

    Maple wood base is an extra cost, please inquire for more details

    Drum only: 21 x 21 x 2″

    Drum including base: 22.75 x 20.5 x 5″

    The drum is considered one of the main percussive instruments, along with the rattle, which was used in traditional Northwest Coast ceremonies and cultural events. Its beat provides the basis from which dances, songs and oral histories are performed during a Potlatch.

    Chilkat references the beautiful blankets originally created by the Chilkat tribe near Alaska. These intricate blankets were created only by those noblewomen in the community who had the inherited right to do so.

  • Thunderbird Drum

    Maynard Johnny Jr.

    $2,400.00 CAD

    Elk hide, Sinew, Acrylic paint

    The drum is considered one of the main percussive instruments, along with the rattle, which was used in traditional Northwest Coast ceremonies and cultural events. Its beat provides the basis from which dances, songs and oral histories are performed during a Potlatch.

    The Thunderbird is a supernatural, mythical creature that lives high in the mountains and feeds on Killerwhale. It’s been aptly named for the thunder that rolls off its wings and lightening comes from its eyes when it flies.

     

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