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Salmon Bentwood Box
Margaret August (Salish)

Salmon is fundamental to all coastal peoples, and is a symbol of regeneration, health and life. M...

Salmon 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.

$1,650.00

Thunderbird Bentwood Box
Margaret August (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.

$1,800.00

Great Blue Heron
Kelly Cannell (Salish)

Edition /82Available framed for $1100 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.

Edition /82Available framed for $1100 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.

$600.00

Capturing Light
Maynard Johnny Jr. (Salish)

Ed. /100Available framed for $1500. Please contact the gallery directly. Raven is central to coas...

Ed. /100Available framed for $1500. Please contact the gallery directly. 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.

$1,000.00

Connections
Susan Point (Salish)

2001Edition 64/150This print is only available framed.

2001Edition 64/150This print is only available framed.

$1,000.00

Pacific Spirit 06 - State II
Susan Point (Salish)

2006Edition 30/80This print is only available framed.

2006Edition 30/80This print is only available framed.

$1,000.00

The Watcher
Susan Point (Salish)

1996Edition 29/52This print is only available framed.Thunderbird is the illustrious ancestor and...

1996Edition 29/52This print is only available framed.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.

$1,000.00

Pacific Spirit 06 - State I
Susan Point (Salish)

2006Edition 30/80This print is only available framed.

2006Edition 30/80This print is only available framed.

$1,000.00

Bear with Salmon Totem Pole
Perry LaFortune (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.Salmon is fundamental to all coastal peoples, and is a symbol of regeneration, health and life. Many myths tell of people taken to the underse...

$17,000.00

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

Split Eagle Bangle
Gilbert Pat (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...

$120.00

An Ocean's Journey (Salmon) Totem Pole
Gerry Sheena (Salish)

Salmon is fundamental to all coastal peoples, and is a symbol of regeneration, health and life. M...

Salmon 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.

$30,000.00

SOS: Save Our Salmon Paddle
Gerry Sheena (Salish)

Salmon is fundamental to all coastal peoples, and is a symbol of regeneration, health and life. M...

Salmon 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.

$2,600.00

Eternal Connection Paddle
Gerry Sheena (Salish)

Killer Whales are widely considered clan ancestors. Living in human form in undersea villages, ki...

Killer Whales are widely considered clan ancestors. Living in human form in undersea villages, killer whales are often thought to be the reincarnations of great chiefs and are associated with wealth, unity and travel. Some prominent characteristic traits of Killer Whale are a rounded snout, blowhole, a dorsal fin, pectoral fins and a tail.Salmon 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...

$2,600.00

Salish Salmon Panel
Ray Natraoro (Salish)

Edition /12Salmon is fundamental to all coastal peoples, and is a symbol of regeneration, health ...

Edition /12Salmon 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.

$2,500.00

Salish Salmon Panel
Ray Natraoro (Salish)

Edition /12This panel is also available in 38" diam for $4000 CAD. Please contact the gallery dir...

Edition /12This panel is also available in 38" diam for $4000 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.Salmon 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.

$2,500.00

Divine Momentum
Margaret August (Salish)

Edition /130Available framed for $550 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly."Divine Momentum i...

Edition /130Available framed for $550 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly."Divine Momentum is inspired by a stone spindle whorl artifact. Spindle whorls were traditionally used for spinning fibres for the sole purpose of making textiles. This contemporary design symbolizes the revival of ancient Coast Salish practices and the continuation of our cultures." - Margaret August

$175.00

Weavers and Wool
Dylan Thomas (Salish)

Edition /140Available Framed for $600 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly."This print, title...

Edition /140Available Framed for $600 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly."This print, titled Weavers and Wool, depicts two Salish Wool Dogs, and is an homage to the role weavers and dog breeders played in shaping Coast Salish culture. The Salish Wool Dog was the only breed of dog in pre-contact North America that was created and maintained through the practice of animal husbandry.Through selective breeding, the coast Salish people maintained a large population of small dogs with thick w...

$200.00

Migration
Dylan Thomas (Salish)

AP Edition /10 Available framed for $650 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly. "On the North...

AP Edition /10 Available framed for $650 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly. "On the Northwest coast, eagles, thunderbirds, and ravens were the birds of choice in traditional indigenous art – but as the art has evolved into its contemporary form, the hummingbird has joined the major motifs in the Coast’s artistic lexicon. I am not surprised that the hummingbird has gained significance; their iridescent feathers and sleek body shape give them a majesty and extravagance that is only matc...

$255.00

Connecting Generations
Kelly Cannell (Salish)

Edition /65Available framed for $600 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.

Edition /65Available framed for $600 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.

$280.00

Harmony
Kelly Cannell (Salish)

Edition /70Available framed for $900 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.Throughout the Nor...

Edition /70Available framed for $900 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.Throughout the Northwest Coast, frogs are closely associated with the power of transformation and are the primary spirit helpers of shamans. For this reason, frogs can often be seen emerging from the ears or mouths of creatures that have both human and animal elements. In Northwest Coast mythology the divisions between humans and animals is not clearly defined. Ancestral stories often speak of supernatural beings a...

$440.00

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 Bracelet
Gilbert Pat (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...

$120.00

Owl Mask
Irvin Sparrow (Salish)

Owls are believed to have great supernatural powers on the Northwest Coast and the White Owl is a...

Owls are believed to have great supernatural powers on the Northwest Coast and the White Owl is a family crest in some regions. Owl is associated with wisdom, foreknowledge, and perception, and is strongly associated with the spirit world. Owls have been known to be both Witches in disguise as well as the aids of Shaman in the pursuit of good. Owl can be identified by large, round eyes, sharp talons, a short hooked beak that comes to a V, and pointed ears, which may be prominent to emphasize ...

$2,600.00