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If you should find an item already on "Reserve" that is of interest to you, please contact us directly at 604.684.9222 or [email protected] and we can provide you with the status of the piece and whether it will become available for purchase again, or if the sale is in progress with a buyer.
One of life’s most rewarding experiences is collecting fine art, and sometimes it’s best to take a little more time to make these acquisitions with ease. We understand and want to do everything possible to make collecting your next artwork more comfortable. At Coastal Peoples Gallery, we offer an interest-free layaway program and offer flexible terms which can be customized to your individual needs.
Dawson Matilpi was born in 1999 in Victoria, British Columbia. He is the second oldest of eight siblings. Dawson has both Kwakwaka’wakw and upper Nicola ancestry. His grandfather was the Kwakwaka’wakw Master Carver, Ozzie Matilpi.
He first started carving with the Victoria Native Friendship Centre (VNFC), which was seeking young Indigenous carvers to assist with carving a totem pole. The pole was raised in front of VNFC in March of 2016. Dawson picked up Northwest carving very quickly and has enjoyed developing his own style. He is currently an apprentice to Master Carver Moy Sutherland.
Custom Maple Wood box is sold separately – please inquire for pricing
This beautifully designed serving set features classic totemic designs with Eagle, Frog and Raven Stealing the Sun. The traditional ‘Goat Horn’ styled fork and ladle make an ideal wedding or any occasion gift. Pewter will not tarnish like silver over time. Hand wash only with mild soap.