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Argillite Panel Pipe
Artist Unknown (Haida)

c. 1850The history and tradition of argillite carving can be seen through the individual reflecti...

c. 1850The history and tradition of argillite carving can be seen through the individual reflection of each piece. The Haida word for argillite is Kwawhlhal. Argillite is a type of rock that is transitional between slate and shale. Only found on the Islands of Haida Gwaii at the Slatechuck site, located near Skidegate Inlet. Slatechuck is a five-kilometer hike from the inlet and is owned and controlled by the Haida people “Chuck” is the Chinook Jargon word for water, “saltchuck” means salty w...

$28,000.00

Basket
Artist Unknown (Salish)

c. 1930Traditionally an art practiced only by women, in the past baskets were made for a wide var...

c. 1930Traditionally an art practiced only by women, in the past baskets were made for a wide variety of domestic uses associated with the gathering, storing and cooking of different foods. Similar weaving techniques were also used to make cradles and hats for everyday and ceremonial uses.Most basketry is traditionally woven from long, slender and pliant rootlets of cedar and sometimes spruce, although various grasses are used in some regions. A sharply pointed bone awl is used to split the r...

$900.00

Canoe Bowl
Artist Unknown (Kwakwaka'wakw)

$9,000.00

Cedar Bark Basket
Artist Unknown (Salish)

c. 1925

c. 1925

$650.00

Cheese Knife
Artist Unknown

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.

$40.00

Chilcotin Lidded Basket
Artist Unknown (Salish)

c. 1925

c. 1925

$800.00

Dance Whistle
Artist Unknown (Kwakwaka'wakw)

c. 1930This whistle is similar to those housed in the Museum of Anthropology at UBC in Vancouver....

c. 1930This whistle is similar to those housed in the Museum of Anthropology at UBC in Vancouver. For one example that is part of MOA's permanent collection click here.

$800.00

Eagle and Bear Family Totem
Artist Unknown (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...

$7,000.00

Eagle Bentwood Box
Artist Unknown

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...

$250.00

Eagle Napkin Ring
Artist Unknown (Northern Coastal)

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...

$3,500.00

Eagle Rattle
Artist Unknown (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...

$750.00

Feast Spoon
Artist Unknown (Northern Coastal)

This spoon is carved with a figure who holds a basket in one hand and a knife in the other. This ...

This spoon is carved with a figure who holds a basket in one hand and a knife in the other. This is unusual as most feast spoons are decorated with more common clan crests. It is rare to find a spoon with specific imagery like this. There are numerous styles of spoon-like objects used ceremonially on the Northwest Coast, the most common being made of goat horn, which are either entirely black or made with a combination of black horn for the handle and a lighter horn for the spoon.Along with f...

$3,200.00

Figural Group
Artist Unknown (Haida)

c. 1880sThis figural group is populated by various animals and beings from Haida cosmology. At on...

c. 1880sThis figural group is populated by various animals and beings from Haida cosmology. At one side facing forward, we see a figure that appears to be Dogfish Mother, recognized by the labret in her lower lip and the gills above her head. She also appears to have a dorsal fin that falls to her side. She holds fast to what could be the dorsal fin of a transforming being, such as a Killer Whale, which rests between her feet. Directly behind the primary figure is Raven with a Frog clutched i...

$30,000.00

Goat Horn Spoon
Artist Unknown

c. 1880Design: Raven in the body of Killer Whale with second Killer Whale head.Raven is central t...

c. 1880Design: Raven in the body of Killer Whale with second Killer Whale head.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.Killer Whales are widely considered clan ancestors. Living in human form in undersea villages, killer whales are often thought to be the re...

$4,000.00

Historic Killer Whale Coin Bracelet
Artist Unknown (Northern Coastal)

c. 1900On the Northwest Coast, the Killer Whale also referred to as blackfish, is an important cr...

c. 1900On the Northwest Coast, the Killer Whale also referred to as blackfish, is an important crest figure among local First Nations Groups and is one of the most commonly depicted forms. The very first Killer Whales came into being when carved in wood by a human, Raven, or a Master Carpenter and then magically infused with a life force. Killer Whales are known to capsize canoes and carry the occupants into the depths. In many of these stories, the kidnapped human is given great wealth. Kill...

$800.00

Historic Multi-Figure Pipe
Artist Unknown (Haida)

The history and tradition of argillite carving can be seen through the individual reflection of e...

The history and tradition of argillite carving can be seen through the individual reflection of each piece. The Haida word for argillite is Kwawhlhal. Argillite is a type of rock that is transitional between slate and shale. The quarry for Haida argillite is found on the Islands of Haida Gwaii at the Slatechuck site, located near Skidegate Inlet.Following contact with European traders, argillite carving evolved into a major trade activity. Depending upon the preference of the artist, argillit...

$9,000.00

Historic Silver Eagle Bracelet
Artist Unknown (Northern Coastal)

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...

$12,000.00

Historic Wolf Frontlet
Artist Unknown (Haida)

c. 1870'Chief Joe Chilcat Indian Alaska Head Dress' inscribed on the inside of the piece. This pi...

c. 1870'Chief Joe Chilcat Indian Alaska Head Dress' inscribed on the inside of the piece. This piece is likely Haida in origin.

$45,000.00

Killer Whale Napkin Rings
Artist Unknown

Set of FourKiller Whales are widely considered clan ancestors. Living in human form in undersea v...

Set of FourKiller 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.

$90.00

Killer Whale Spoon
Artist Unknown (Northern Coastal)

The bowl of this spoon is carved on both the front and the back. This is unusual. Most feast spoo...

The bowl of this spoon is carved on both the front and the back. This is unusual. Most feast spoons have carved handles but the bowl is left untouched.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.Killer Whales are widely considered clan ancestors. Living in human...

$2,000.00

Mountain Goat Horn Spoon
Artist Unknown (Tlingit)

c. 1890Killer Whales are widely considered clan ancestors. Living in human form in undersea vill...

c. 1890Killer 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.

$1,800.00

Pate Knife
Artist Unknown

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.

$30.00

Pewter Goat Horn Servers
Artist Unknown

Available individually for $85 CAD each.Goat Horn Spoons HistoryThere are numerous styles of spoo...

Available individually for $85 CAD each.Goat Horn Spoons HistoryThere are numerous styles of spoon-like objects used ceremonially on the Northwest Coast, the most common being made of goat horn, which are either entirely black or made with a combination of black horn for the handle and a lighter horn for the spoon.Along with feast dishes, this kind of ladle is used ceremonially on the Northwest Coast during potlatches, events where the transfer of hereditary property, such as names, stories, ...

$170.00

Raven Halibut Hook
Artist Unknown (Northern Coastal)

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.

$3,800.00

Rectangular Salish Lidded Basket
Artist Unknown (Salish)

Traditionally an art practiced only by women, in the past baskets were made for a wide variety of...

Traditionally an art practiced only by women, in the past baskets were made for a wide variety of domestic uses associated with the gathering, storing and cooking of different foods. Similar weaving techniques were also used to make cradles and hats for everyday and ceremonial uses.Most basketry is traditionally woven from long, slender and pliant rootlets of cedar and sometimes spruce, although various grasses are used in some regions. A sharply pointed bone awl is used to split the rootlet ...

$1,400.00

Round Lidded Basket
Artist Unknown (Salish)

Traditionally an art practiced only by women, in the past baskets were made for a wide variety of...

Traditionally an art practiced only by women, in the past baskets were made for a wide variety of domestic uses associated with the gathering, storing and cooking of different foods. Similar weaving techniques were also used to make cradles and hats for everyday and ceremonial uses.Most basketry is traditionally woven from long, slender and pliant rootlets of cedar and sometimes spruce, although various grasses are used in some regions. A sharply pointed bone awl is used to split the rootlet ...

$2,000.00

Round Lidded Basket
Artist Unknown (Salish)

c. 1925*Note: This basket has First Nations repair.

c. 1925*Note: This basket has First Nations repair.

$1,600.00

Salish Basket
Artist Unknown (Salish)

Traditionally an art practiced only by women, in the past baskets were made for a wide variety of...

Traditionally an art practiced only by women, in the past baskets were made for a wide variety of domestic uses associated with the gathering, storing and cooking of different foods. Similar weaving techniques were also used to make cradles and hats for everyday and ceremonial uses.Most basketry is traditionally woven from long, slender and pliant rootlets of cedar and sometimes spruce, although various grasses are used in some regions. A sharply pointed bone awl is used to split the rootlet ...

$1,800.00

Salish Basket
Artist Unknown (Salish)

$1,500.00

Salish Basket
Artist Unknown (Salish)

$2,800.00

Salish Basket
Artist Unknown (Salish)

$800.00

Salish Lidded Basket
Artist Unknown (Salish)

ca. 1920From S'abadeb, The Gifts: Pacific Coast Salish Art and Artists:"Just as different familie...

ca. 1920From S'abadeb, The Gifts: Pacific Coast Salish Art and Artists:"Just as different families have access to different types of advice, each basket-making family also has their own way of doing things. While cedar roots and decorative materials, such as wild cherry bark and cattail or canary grass, must be gathered in the spring and early summer months when the sap is running in the trees, each basket maker prepares their materials in a preferred way—usually the way they were taught by t...

$1,200.00

Salmon Paddle
Artist Unknown

Paddle stand available for $300 CAD. Please allow 2 to 3 weeks for fabrication. Contact the galle...

Paddle stand available for $300 CAD. Please allow 2 to 3 weeks for fabrication. Contact the gallery directly to order a stand.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.

$800.00

Sculpin Argillite Platter
Artist Unknown (Haida)

Measurements do not include stand.Killer Whales are widely considered clan ancestors. Living in h...

Measurements do not include stand.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.

$9,000.00

Sea-Monster Canoe Bowl
Artist Unknown (Kwakwaka'wakw)

c. 1880To watch Kwakwaka'wakw community curators Barb Cranmer and William Wasden Jr. discuss the ...

c. 1880To watch Kwakwaka'wakw community curators Barb Cranmer and William Wasden Jr. discuss the significance of 'Namxxelagayu (Sea Monster) click here."A wide variety of animal imagery appear on dishes and bowls, and hosts of potlatches compiled large collections of dishware featuring crests of both family and clan" (Shearar 2000: 38) Understanding Northwest Coast Art: A Guide to Crests, Beings and Symbols

$4,600.00

Thompson River Knob Top Basket
Artist Unknown (Salish)

c. 1920

c. 1920

$3,500.00

Tlingit Basket
Artist Unknown (Tlingit)

c. 1900

c. 1900

$8,000.00

Tlingit Basket
Artist Unknown (Tlingit)

$1,400.00

Tlingit Basket
Artist Unknown (Tlingit)

$1,600.00

Tlingit Basket
Artist Unknown (Tlingit)

$5,500.00

Tlingit Basket
Artist Unknown (Tlingit)

$6,000.00

Tlingit Basket
Artist Unknown (Tlingit)

$2,500.00

Tlingit Rattle Top Basket
Artist Unknown (Tlingit)

c. 1900

c. 1900

$3,800.00

Tlingit Rattle Top Basket
Artist Unknown (Tlingit)

Note on Condition: There is slight damage to the rim of the lid. Basket priced as is.

Note on Condition: There is slight damage to the rim of the lid. Basket priced as is.

$4,500.00