Argillite

3 items

Gunar and Killer Whale
Gary Minaker-Russ (Haida)

The story of Nanasimgit has long been told amongst the Haida, and Tsimshian of the Northern North...

The story of Nanasimgit has long been told amongst the Haida, and Tsimshian of the Northern Northwest Coast. Amongst the Tsimshian, Nanasimgit is known as Gunarhnesemgyet or Gunar. The story tells of a woman being taken by the Killer Whales and made to marry. Nanasimgit ventures to the home of the Killer Whales to retrieve his wife and bring her home (Barbeau 1953: 269-286).

$3,600.00

Killer Whale and Raven Totem
Robert Davidson (Haida)

c. late 1960sThis is a beautiful argillite pole carved by Robert Davidson and signed "Robert Davi...

c. late 1960sThis is a beautiful argillite pole carved by Robert Davidson and signed "Robert Davidson Jr." indicating this was completed before the death of his grandfather, Robert Davidson Sr, in 1969. This argillite pole has been meticulously detailed, and then the entire surface was polished with wettened emery cloth leaving it with a jet-black sheen.

$8,500.00