Beaver

Indigenous artwork on the Pacific Northwest Coast often incorporates figures and animals that are related to crest symbols. Crests have been passed down through families and have varying meanings depending on the context and association with a nation, clan, or family. The figures depicted in contemporary Northwest Coast Indigenous artwork also have varying meanings but there are some common characteristics from a range of sources, including oral histories and artist descriptions.

Beaver appears in Northwest Coast art and is a crest figure in many regions. In oral traditions, Beaver is said to keep to itself and cares little for the activities of humans. In one such tradition, the first ancestral Beaver was a woman who spent her time swimming while waiting for her husband and eventually turned into a Beaver. In another tradition, Beaver is one of Raven’s uncles from whom Raven borrows many treasures. Some say it is best to listen when Beaver speaks as he is wise and reserved. Beaver can be recognized by a Bear-like head, rounded snout, short ears, and prominent incisor teeth. On historic pieces, these teeth are often red, as they are in nature. Beaver is often shown with a large scaled tail and holding or chewing on a piece of wood. He is sometimes pictured with a hare lip.
12 items

Beaver Bracelet
Randy Wisla (Carrier)

Indigenous artwork on the Pacific Northwest Coast often incorporates figures and animals that are...

Indigenous artwork on the Pacific Northwest Coast often incorporates figures and animals that are related to crest symbols. Crests have been passed down through families and have varying meanings depending on the context and association with a nation, clan, or family. The figures depicted in contemporary Northwest Coast Indigenous artwork also have varying meanings but there are some common characteristics from a range of sources, including oral histories and artist descriptions. Beaver appea...

$180.00

Beaver Bracelet
Corey Moraes (Tsimshian)

Indigenous artwork on the Pacific Northwest Coast often incorporates figures and animals that ar...

Indigenous artwork on the Pacific Northwest Coast often incorporates figures and animals that are related to crest symbols. Crests have been passed down through families and have varying meanings depending on the context and association with a nation, clan, or family. The figures depicted in contemporary Northwest Coast Indigenous artwork also have varying meanings but there are some common characteristics from a range of sources, including oral histories and artist descriptions. Beaver appe...

$4,000.00

Beaver
Gerry Marks (Haida)

1977Edition 15/75This print is only available framed as-is. Indigenous artwork on the Pacific Nor...

1977Edition 15/75This print is only available framed as-is. Indigenous artwork on the Pacific Northwest Coast often incorporates figures and animals that are related to crest symbols. Crests have been passed down through families and have varying meanings depending on the context and association with a nation, clan, or family. The figures depicted in contemporary Northwest Coast Indigenous artwork also have varying meanings but there are some common characteristics from a range of sources, in...

$600.00

Beaver Spoon
Bill Reid (Haida)

Indigenous artwork on the Pacific Northwest Coast often incorporates figures and animals that are...

Indigenous artwork on the Pacific Northwest Coast often incorporates figures and animals that are related to crest symbols. Crests have been passed down through families and have varying meanings depending on the context and association with a nation, clan, or family. The figures depicted in contemporary Northwest Coast Indigenous artwork also have varying meanings but there are some common characteristics from a range of sources, including oral histories and artist descriptions.Beaver appear...

$10,000.00

Haida Beaver Pole
Bill Reid (Haida)

1997 Edition 10/20 Bichrome on Handmade Paper Indigenous artwork on the Pacific Northwest Coast ...

1997 Edition 10/20 Bichrome on Handmade Paper Indigenous artwork on the Pacific Northwest Coast often incorporates figures and animals that are related to crest symbols. Crests have been passed down through families and have varying meanings depending on the context and association with a nation, clan, or family. The figures depicted in contemporary Northwest Coast Indigenous artwork also have varying meanings but there are some common characteristics from a range of sources, including oral ...

$5,000.00

Beaver Totem Pole
Gerry Sheena (Salish)

Indigenous artwork on the Pacific Northwest Coast often incorporates figures and animals that are...

Indigenous artwork on the Pacific Northwest Coast often incorporates figures and animals that are related to crest symbols. Crests have been passed down through families and have varying meanings depending on the context and association with a nation, clan, or family. The figures depicted in contemporary Northwest Coast Indigenous artwork also have varying meanings but there are some common characteristics from a range of sources, including oral histories and artist descriptions.Beaver appear...

$10,000.00

Beaver Bracelet
Justin Rivard (Cree)

Indigenous artwork on the Pacific Northwest Coast often incorporates figures and animals that are...

Indigenous artwork on the Pacific Northwest Coast often incorporates figures and animals that are related to crest symbols. Crests have been passed down through families and have varying meanings depending on the context and association with a nation, clan, or family. The figures depicted in contemporary Northwest Coast Indigenous artwork also have varying meanings but there are some common characteristics from a range of sources, including oral histories and artist descriptions.Beaver appear...

$300.00

Beaver Bangle
Gilbert Pat (Salish)

Indigenous artwork on the Pacific Northwest Coast often incorporates figures and animals that are...

Indigenous artwork on the Pacific Northwest Coast often incorporates figures and animals that are related to crest symbols. Crests have been passed down through families and have varying meanings depending on the context and association with a nation, clan, or family. The figures depicted in contemporary Northwest Coast Indigenous artwork also have varying meanings but there are some common characteristics from a range of sources, including oral histories and artist descriptions.Beaver appear...

$300.00

Beaver Totem Pendant
Jay Simeon (Haida)

Edition /5 Indigenous artwork on the Pacific Northwest Coast often incorporates figures and anim...

Edition /5 Indigenous artwork on the Pacific Northwest Coast often incorporates figures and animals that are related to crest symbols. Crests have been passed down through families and have varying meanings depending on the context and association with a nation, clan, or family. The figures depicted in contemporary Northwest Coast Indigenous artwork also have varying meanings but there are some common characteristics from a range of sources, including oral histories and artist descriptions.B...

$5,500.00

Beaver Repoussé Pendant
Jesse Brillon (Haida)

Jesse Brillon is a master of the repoussé technique, a skill that is highlighted in this remarkab...

Jesse Brillon is a master of the repoussé technique, a skill that is highlighted in this remarkable bracelet. Repoussé is a technique that involves hammering the material from the backside of the piece to create an image in high relief on the front of the piece. The technique is often accompanied by chasing, which is when the work is indented on the frontside to create concave sections of the design. Together, these techniques result in a sculptural work with exceptional depth and dimension. ...

$8,000.00

Haida Beaver T'sing
Bill Reid (Haida)

Edition /195 This print is only available framed as-is. Indigenous artwork on the Pacific Northwe...

Edition /195 This print is only available framed as-is. Indigenous artwork on the Pacific Northwest Coast often incorporates figures and animals that are related to crest symbols. Crests have been passed down through families and have varying meanings depending on the context and association with a nation, clan, or family. The figures depicted in contemporary Northwest Coast Indigenous artwork also have varying meanings but there are some common characteristics from a range of sources, includ...

$3,200.00

Argillite Panel Pipe
Artist Unknown (Haida)

c. 1850The history and tradition of argillite carving can be seen through the individual reflecti...

c. 1850The history and tradition of argillite carving can be seen through the individual reflection of each piece. The Haida word for argillite is Kwawhlhal. Argillite is a type of rock that is transitional between slate and shale. Only found on the Islands of Haida Gwaii at the Slatechuck site, located near Skidegate Inlet. Slatechuck is a five-kilometer hike from the inlet and is owned and controlled by the Haida people “Chuck” is the Chinook Jargon word for water, “saltchuck” means salty w...

$28,000.00