Symbolism

773 items

Eagle Earrings
Val Malesku (Cree)

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

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Margaret August (Salish)

Edition /100Available framed for $600 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly."This design is ch...

Edition /100Available framed for $600 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

Butterfly Pendant
Val Malesku (Cree)

Butterfly is increasingly popular today in Northwest Coast art. In some stories Butterfly is Rave...

Butterfly is increasingly popular today in Northwest Coast art. In some stories Butterfly is Raven’s companion, acting as a scout who leads Raven to food sources and uncovers hiding spots.

$130.00

Salmon Bentwood Box
James Michels (Metis)

Salmon are fundamental to all coastal peoples and are a symbol of regeneration and life. Many myt...

Salmon are fundamental to all coastal peoples and are a symbol of regeneration and life. Many myths tell of people taken to the undersea world of the Salmon who return with secret knowledge and powers. According to Salish legends, the salmon were people with superhuman abilities and eternal lives. They lived in great houses under the ocean but since they knew that humans on land needed food, they offered themselves to the land-based tribes as food by turning into salmon fish. Their spirits we...

$200.00

Feather Pendant
Trevor Angus (Gitxsan)

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.

$150.00

Split Wolf and Moon Bangle
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.Moon is associated with peace and transformation and is also widely regarded as a protector and guardian spirit. In some stories the Moon originated as chip of the Sun, which Raven broke into pieces. Moon is often depicted with...

$120.00

Owl Earrings
Val Malesku (Cree)

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 ...

$120.00

Odyssey
Corey Moraes (Tsimshian)

Edition /55Available framed for $550 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.

Edition /55Available framed for $550 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.

$200.00

Eagle Bracelet
Randy Wisla (Carrier)

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...

$110.00

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

Bear Bracelet
Andrew Williams (Haida)

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.

$725.00

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

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

Hummingbird Earrings
Val Malesku (Cree)

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.

$150.00

Hummingbird Bracelet
Kelvin Thompson (Ojibway)

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.

$400.00

Eagle Pendant
Val Malesku (Cree)

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...

$110.00

Interwoven
Cori Savard (Haida)

2021Edition /76Available framed for $875 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.Artist Statemen...

2021Edition /76Available framed for $875 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.Artist StatementInspired by the intricate beauty of Naaxiin, this print is a celebration of Maat (Mountain Goat). Our people have long recognized the value and quality of Maat’s wool, and have been weaving the finest regalia with it for centuries. By giving its wool, Maat weaves together the lives of the many people involved in the extensive process of creating Naaxiin regalia. Hunters, weavers, bark harvesters,...

$450.00

Bear Bentwood Box
James Michels (Metis)

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.

$250.00

Reawakening
Maynard Johnny Jr. (Salish)

Ed. /100Available framed for $1500. Please contact the gallery directly. Killer Whales are widely...

Ed. /100Available framed for $1500. Please contact the gallery directly. 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.Thunderbird is the illustrious ancestor and crest of many prominent human lineages....

$1,000.00

Butterfly Earrings
Val Malesku (Cree)

Butterfly is increasingly popular today in Northwest Coast art. In some stories Butterfly is Rave...

Butterfly is increasingly popular today in Northwest Coast art. In some stories Butterfly is Raven’s companion, acting as a scout who leads Raven to food sources and uncovers hiding spots.

$520.00

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.

$60.00

Eagle Pendant
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...

$60.00

Salmon Egg Pendant
Val Malesku (Cree)

Salmon are fundamental to all coastal peoples, and are a symbol of regeneration and life. Many my...

Salmon are fundamental to all coastal peoples, and are a symbol of regeneration and life. Many myths tell of people taken to the undersea world of the Salmon who return with secret knowledge and powers. According to Salish legends, the salmon were people with superhuman abilities and eternal lives. They lived in great houses under the ocean but since they knew that humans on land needed food, they offered themselves to the land based tribes as food by turning into salmon fish. Their spirits w...

$95.00

Moon Glow
Val Malesku (Cree)

Edition 2/5This print is only available framed. Moon is associated with peace and transformation ...

Edition 2/5This print is only available framed. Moon 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. Moon is often depicted with humanoid features and can be distinguished from the Sun by a labret in its bottom lip indicating female nobility.

$400.00