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Killer Whale and Thunderbird Bangle
Gilbert Pat (Salish)

"The first whale came into being when they were carved in wood by Raven and then magically infuse...

"The first whale came into being when they were carved in wood by Raven and then magically infused with a life force. Killer Whale is a very important crest and mythic being among the coastal groups, and one of the most commonly depicted in the art. Killer Whales are widely accepted as clan ancestors, and are found in shamanic, story and crest art" (Shearar 2000: 62). - Understanding Northwest Coast Art: A Guide to Crests, Beings and Symbols“Thunderbird is the illustrious ancestor of many pro...

$120.00

Eagle Panel
Jim Charlie (Salish)

Eagle is one of the most important beings in the art and mythology of the Northwest Coast. It is ...

Eagle is one of the most important beings in the art and mythology of the Northwest Coast. It is respected for its intel­ligence and power, as well as its extraordinary vision, in both the literal and figurative senses. Eagles in myth are, likewise, usu­ally noble characters. Eagle is revered as a powerful hunter. Groups of mythical Eagles may gather for co-operative whale hunting expeditions, since, unlike the giant Thunderbird, Eagle is not strong enough to hunt whales alone. Eagle may ofte...

$9,000.00

Highest Level
Margaret August (Salish)

Edition /100Available framed for $450 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.Eagle is one of th...

Edition /100Available framed for $450 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.Eagle is one of the most important beings in the art and mythology of the Northwest Coast. It is respected for its intel­ligence and power, as well as its extraordinary vision, in both the literal and figurative senses. Eagles in myth are, likewise, usu­ally noble characters. Eagle is revered as a powerful hunter. Groups of mythical Eagles may gather for co-operative whale hunting expeditions, since, unlike the gia...

$150.00

Overexposure
Susan Point (Salish)

1998Edition 4/28This print is only available framed.Bear is a dominant crest symbol. Bears are cl...

1998Edition 4/28This print is only available framed.Bear is a dominant crest symbol. Bears are closely related to humans especially when standing on their hind legs, bridging the human and non-human realms. Their strength and intelligence are universally respected and they are considered to be helping spirits of warriors. Bear is often depicted with a short snout, round paws, stubby tail and bared teeth.

$1,000.00

Coming Home
Margaret August (Salish)

Edition /100Available framed for $450 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.In “Coming Home” t...

Edition /100Available framed for $450 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.In “Coming Home” there are four moon faces, each in a different quadrant. To Margaret August, moons are symbolic of the female energies and the matrimonial lineage. The moon connects her spiritually to her heritage. Margaret says, "this image translates the grandmother's guidance to yourself and to your homelands."

$150.00

Turning Point
Kelly Cannell (Salish)

Edition AP 1/1Salmon is fundamental to all coastal peoples, and is a symbol of regeneration, hea...

Edition AP 1/1Salmon is fundamental to all coastal peoples, and is a symbol of regeneration, health and life. Many myths tell of people taken to the undersea world of the Salmon and return with secret knowledge and powers. Salmon have always been viewed as the life force for Indigenous communities. Salmon is often represented by scales, small fins and striated tail fin.

$13,000.00

Discoveries
Susan Point (Salish)

Edition /130Available framed for $4,000 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.

Edition /130Available framed for $4,000 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.

$3,000.00

Elapsed Time
Margaret August (Salish)

Edition /100Available framed for $500 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly."This design is ch...

Edition /100Available framed for $500 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly."This design is characterized by the Coast Salish Crows. The crow is a kin to raven. Therefore what applies to raven, also applies to crow. It is easily said the message of crow is better understood at the intuitive level. They are the guardians of the void of the Great Spirit, where there is no structure and constant change." - Margaret August

$200.00

Bear Panel
Jim Charlie (Salish)

Bear is a dominant crest symbol. Bears are closely related to humans especially when standing on ...

Bear is a dominant crest symbol. Bears are closely related to humans especially when standing on their hind legs, bridging the human and non-human realms. Their strength and intelligence are universally respected and they are considered to be helping spirits of warriors. Bear is often depicted with a short snout, round paws, stubby tail and bared teeth.

$4,500.00

Moon Panel
Brent Sparrow (Salish)

Edition AP 1/1Moon is associated with peace and transformation and is also widely regarded as a p...

Edition AP 1/1Moon is associated with peace and transformation and is also widely regarded as a protector and guardian spirit. In some stories, the Moon originated as a chip of the Sun, which Raven broke into pieces.

$11,000.00

Wolf Pendant
Gilbert Pat (Salish)

The Wolf is respected for its strength, agility, intelligence, and capacity for devotion. Wolf is...

The Wolf is respected for its strength, agility, intelligence, and capacity for devotion. Wolf is sometimes an agent of transformation and is a popular figure in crest, story, and shamanic art. Wolf is usually portrayed with a long snout, bushy tail, and prominent paws.

$50.00

Moon Pendant
Gilbert Pat (Salish)

"Moon is characterized by a rounded face with relatively flat features, often those of a human or...

"Moon is characterized by a rounded face with relatively flat features, often those of a human or a bird...Moon sometimes wears a labret, typically represented in graphic form by a circle beneath the lower lip, signifying a femine aspect" (Shearar 2000: 72). - Excerpt from Understanding Northwest Coast Art: A guide to Crests, Beings and Symbols.

$70.00

Sun Pendant
Gilbert Pat (Salish)

Sun is generally a symbol of life and creative power. Usually male, Sun is often depicted as a po...

Sun is generally a symbol of life and creative power. Usually male, Sun is often depicted as a powerful supernatural chief. Sun is usually depicted with a rounded humanlike face surrounded by long rays, sometimes shells or copper is used to emphasize brightness.

$70.00

Thunderbird Pendant
Gilbert Pat (Salish)

Thunderbird is the illustrious ancestor and crest of many prominent human lineages. Large enough ...

Thunderbird is the illustrious ancestor and crest of many prominent human lineages. Large enough to hunt whales, the Thunderbird is a powerful being associated with power, change and the sky in myths throughout the Northwest Coast. Often depicted with a sharply hooked beak, horns and large ears and is sometimes represented as having teeth.

$70.00

Eagle Pendant
Gilbert Pat (Salish)

Thunderbird is the illustrious ancestor and crest of many prominent human lineages. Large enough ...

Thunderbird is the illustrious ancestor and crest of many prominent human lineages. Large enough to hunt whales, the Thunderbird is a powerful being associated with power, change and the sky in myths throughout the Northwest Coast. Often depicted with a sharply hooked beak, horns and large ears and is sometimes represented as having teeth.

$70.00

Abstract Pendant
Dylan Thomas (Salish)

$130.00

Split Hummingbird and Flower Bangle
Gilbert Pat (Salish)

Hummingbirds are often described in stories as tiny rainbows. They symbolize love, beauty, wealth...

Hummingbirds are often described in stories as tiny rainbows. They symbolize love, beauty, wealth and prestige. Hummingbirds are known as a symbol of good luck to anyone who sees them. Hummingbird can be distinguished by a long pointed beak and is often shown alongside floral elements.

$120.00

Raven with Light Bangle
Gilbert Pat (Salish)

Raven is central to coastal mythology. As a culture hero, a transformer, and a trickster, his adv...

Raven is central to coastal mythology. As a culture hero, a transformer, and a trickster, his adventures at the beginning of time released the sun and the moon and brought the world into existence. Raven is identified by its straight beak and lack of ears or plumage on the head.

$120.00