Symbolism

802 items

The Gift
Robert Davidson (Haida)

1998Edition /125Available framed for $1,600 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly. The Gift se...

1998Edition /125Available framed for $1,600 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly. The Gift serigraph was released in honour of, and to assist in raising funds for, a 1998 White Rock commission that was completed with Salish artist, Susan Point. The White Rock detachment of the RCMP approached Davidson about a possible totem pole commission to commemorate their 125th anniversary, as well as to recognize the strained history between the First Nations and the RCMP. Davidson suggested Salish ...

$1,200.00

Killer Whale Stud Earrings
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. Killer Whale...

$80.00

Yexw (Thunderbird)
Jonas Jones (Salish)

Edition /13 Available framed for $650 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly. Yexw. The thunde...

Edition /13 Available framed for $650 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly. Yexw. The thunderbird soars free. A reminder to rise above adversity, to overcome each obstacle set throughout life. To be free." - Jonas Jones, 2023

$100.00

Hummingbird Earrings
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. Hummingbird ...

$70.00

Salmon 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. Salmon was a...

$130.00

Eagle Earrings
Val Malesku (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.Eagle is an e...

$120.00

Split Eagle Bentwood Box
James Michels (Metis)

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. Eagle is an ...

$300.00

Seal Head
Rod Smith (Kwakwaka'wakw)

These works are hand-painted and design features may vary.

These works are hand-painted and design features may vary.

$650.00

Elapsed Time
Margaret August (Salish)

Edition /100This print is only available framed. Please contact the gallery directly."This design...

Edition /100This print is only available framed. 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

$600.00

Salmon Egg Pendant
Val Malesku (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. Salmon was a...

$100.00

Salmon Earrings
Val Malesku (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.Salmon was a ...

$130.00

Hummingbird 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.Hummingbird i...

$180.00

g̱a̱lts'ap (Village/Community)
Phil Gray (Tsimshian)

Edition /75 Available framed for $1,850 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly. g̱a̱lts'ap g̱a̱...

Edition /75 Available framed for $1,850 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly. g̱a̱lts'ap g̱a̱l = container forts'ap = people/tribe The main figure is of a mother wolf with a cub at her feet and another still in her womb. I liked the idea of wolves for this concept because of their tight community-based society. In my experience, women have always been the ones to step up and ensure that our community could be a safe place. They also lead the way by ensuring that we have a future to look f...

$1,200.00

Eagle Feast Bowl Print
Nusmata (Jarrod Saunders) (Nuxalk)

Edition /100 Available Framed for $550 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly. Indigenous artwo...

Edition /100 Available Framed for $550 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly. 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...

$250.00

Killer Whale Cufflinks
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. Killer Whale...

$140.00

"Matriarch" Feather Pendant
Gina Mae Schubert (Haida)

Feathers and eagle down are often used in ceremonial contexts and are symbolic of supernatural po...

Feathers and eagle down are often used in ceremonial contexts and are symbolic of supernatural powers. Feathers may also symbolize communication, healing and hospitality. The most common feather in Westcoast Artwork is the Eagle feather, it is meant to be given as a welcoming gift and to honour guests. The style of a feather often incorporates a split u-form.

$70.00

Protector
Maynard Johnny Jr. (Salish)

Edition /100 Available framed for $2,250 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly. This print dep...

Edition /100 Available framed for $2,250 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly. This print depicts a Killer Whale protecting a child in a storm. 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.

$1,600.00

Hummingbird Wrap Ring
Justin Rivard (Cree)

CUSTOM ORDER ONLYPlease allow 4-6 weeks for orders to be completed. Indicate ring size in a note ...

CUSTOM ORDER ONLYPlease allow 4-6 weeks for orders to be completed. Indicate ring size in a note with your order.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 so...

$180.00

hlGed sda sGwaansang (Two Working Together)
Robert Davidson (Haida)

Edition /49 Available framed for $3,100 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.   hlGed sda sGw...

Edition /49 Available framed for $3,100 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.   hlGed sda sGwaansang means "closely related" or "two working together" and references a bow and arrow.

$2,500.00

Life Giver
Maynard Johnny Jr. (Salish)

Edition /100Available framed for $1,400 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly."I called it Lif...

Edition /100Available framed for $1,400 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly."I called it Life Giver to honour women and, in particular, the women that played an important role in my life; my mom, my daughter, my granddaughter and many more, you know who you are. We have to honour our women for they give us life, carry us in their bodies, and nourish us until they bring us into this world. This isn’t about equality or women being victims, it’s about honouring the strength women have and h...

$1,000.00

Haida Killer Whale - Skaana
Bill Reid (Haida)

1985 Edition /100 Indigenous artwork on the Pacific Northwest Coast often incorporates figures an...

1985 Edition /100 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 descript...

$2,800.00

Eagle Pate Knife
Artist Unknown

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. Eagle is an ...

$54.00

Salmon Egg Pendant
Val Malesku (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. Salmon was a...

$100.00

Split Hummingbird and Flower 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.Hummingbird i...

$150.00