Symbolism

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Hummingbird Ring
Hollie Bartlett (Haisla)

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.

$350.00

Bear Ring with Sapphire
Hollie Bartlett (Haisla)

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.

$350.00

Killer Whale Pendant
Hollie Bartlett (Haisla)

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.

$820.00

Killer Whale Pendant with Garnet
Hollie Bartlett (Haisla)

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.

$480.00

Raven Pendant
Hollie Bartlett (Haisla)

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.

$200.00

Hummingbird Stud Earrings
Hollie Bartlett (Haisla)

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

Raven Pendant
Hollie Bartlett (Haisla)

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.

$410.00

Hummingbird Earrings
Hollie Bartlett (Haisla)

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.

$360.00

Raven Earrings
Hollie Bartlett (Haisla)

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.

$460.00

Killer Whale Stud Earrings
Hollie Bartlett (Haisla)

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.

$360.00

Raven Pendant
Hollie Bartlett (Haisla)

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.

$360.00

Setting Sun
Dylan Thomas (Salish)

AP Edition /10Available framed for $550 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly."This print is a...

AP Edition /10Available framed for $550 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly."This print is a reminder that all things in this universe must come to an end eventually. And although people tend to fear this fact, when one thing ends it always produces more opportunities for other things to arise. A setting sun is a transition point in between one of these changes. And in order for the beauty of the moon and stars to light up the sky, the day must come to an end."- Dylan Thomas

$230.00

Transformation
Bill Reid (Haida)

Edition 11/75This print is only available framed.Dogfish is a small variety of shark found on th...

Edition 11/75This print is only available framed.Dogfish is a small variety of shark found on the Northwest Coast. It is distinguished by it’s distinctive gills, triangular teeth and split pupils. Dogfish is known to represent assertiveness and persistence.

$4,000.00

Sgaana Soahlaan Sdings
Cori Savard (Haida)

Edition /125Available framed for $--- CAD. Please contact the gallery directly."Sgaana Soahlaan S...

Edition /125Available framed for $--- CAD. Please contact the gallery directly."Sgaana Soahlaan Sdings means Two Finned Killer Whale. The imagery in this print focuses on the two dorsal fins. Attached to the body of the whale, they have no control over their direction or destination. The thin lines around the design represent the spray and the water that rolls off the body of the whale as it emerges from the depths to take a breath. With this new energy, it continues its journey, facing an ev...

$450.00

Haida Sockeye Salmon
Bill Reid (Haida)

Edition 195/199This print is only available framed.Salmon are fundamental to all coastal peoples ...

Edition 195/199This print is only available framed.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...

$4,800.00

Wind Mask
Gilbert Dawson (Kwakwaka'wakw)

$2,400.00

Life Giver
Maynard Johnny Jr. (Salish)

Ed. /100Available framed for $1500. Please contact the gallery directly. "I called it Life Giver ...

Ed. /100Available framed for $1500. 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 how they ...

$1,000.00

Eagle Panel
Cori Savard (Haida)

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...

$16,000.00

Bear Panel
Trevor Angus (Gitxsan)

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.

$3,000.00

Thunderbird Panel
Jazmine McCrimmon-Cook (Kwakwaka'wakw)

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

Thunderbird is the illustrious ancestor and crest of many prominent lineages. Large enough to hunt whales, the Thunderbird is a powerful being in traditions throughout the Northwest Coast. It is often depicted with a sharply hooked beak and large ears or horns.

$550.00

Thunderbird Panel
Jazmine McCrimmon-Cook (Kwakwaka'wakw)

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

Thunderbird is the illustrious ancestor and crest of many prominent lineages. Large enough to hunt whales, the Thunderbird is a powerful being in traditions throughout the Northwest Coast. It is often depicted with a sharply hooked beak and large ears or horns.

$550.00

Thunderbird Pole
Charlie James (Kwakwaka'wakw)

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

Thunderbird is the illustrious ancestor and crest of many prominent lineages. Large enough to hunt whales, the Thunderbird is a powerful being in traditions throughout the Northwest Coast. It is often depicted with a sharply hooked beak and large ears or horns.

$2,500.00

Loon Panel
Jim Charlie (Salish)

$2,900.00

Spy Hop Killer Whale
Rod Smith (Kwakwaka'wakw)

These works are hand-painted and design features may vary.Killer Whales are widely considered cla...

These works are hand-painted and design features may vary.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.The term 'Spy Hop' refers to the action when Killer Whales bob near the surface of the water, 'spy...

$1,400.00