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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

Burden Basket
Artist Unknown (Salish)

$500.00

Canoe Bowl
Artist Unknown (Kwakwaka'wakw)

$9,000.00

Canoe Bowl
Artist Unknown (Kwakwaka'wakw)

$7,000.00

Cedar Bark Basket
Artist Unknown (Salish) (Salish)

c. 1925

c. 1925

$650.00

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.

$900.00

Eagle and Bear Family Totem
Artist Unknown (Haida)

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...

$7,000.00

Eagle Cheese/Steak 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 ...

$70.00

Eagle Napkin Ring
Artist Unknown (Northern Coastal)

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...

$3,500.00

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

Eagle Spoon
Artist Unknown (Kwakwaka'wakw)

Dimensions including base: 8 ¼" H x 3" W x 5" D   Indigenous artwork on the Pacific Northwest Coa...

Dimensions including base: 8 ¼" H x 3" W x 5" D   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 or...

$600.00

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. 1880s This figural group is populated by various animals and beings from Haida cosmology. At ...

c. 1880s This 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...

$30,000.00

Goat Horn Spoon
Artist Unknown (Northern Coastal)

Dimensions including stand: 9 ¾" H x 3" W x 6" D

Dimensions including stand: 9 ¾" H x 3" W x 6" D

$3,400.00

Historic Clasped Floral Bangle
Artist Unknown (Haida)

c. 1880s Possibly made from Sterling Silver cutlery.

c. 1880s Possibly made from Sterling Silver cutlery.

$700.00

Historic Floral Bangle
Artist Unknown (Haida)

c. 1880s Possibly made from Sterling Silver cutlery.

c. 1880s Possibly made from Sterling Silver cutlery.

$900.00

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)

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...

$12,000.00

Human Figure Halibut Hook
Artist Unknown (Northern Coastal)

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.A deep-water ...

$5,000.00

Imbricated Basket
Artist Unknown (Salish)

$1,500.00

Killer Whale Napkin Rings
Artist Unknown

Set of Four Indigenous artwork on the Pacific Northwest Coast often incorporates figures and ani...

Set of Four 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....

$125.00

Killer Whale Paddle
Artist Unknown (Northern Coastal)

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.

$2,700.00

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. The interior depicts a Killer Whale and the exterior depicts a Raven. 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 f...

$2,000.00

Mountain Goat Horn Spoon
Artist Unknown (Tlingit)

c. 1890 Indigenous artwork on the Pacific Northwest Coast often incorporates figures and animal...

c. 1890 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.Kil...

$1,800.00

Pair of Dance Paddles
Artist Unknown (Tlingit) (Tlingit)

$4,500 per Paddle

$4,500 per Paddle

$9,000.00

Pewter Goat Horn Servers
Artist Unknown

Available individually for $90 CAD each.Goat Horn Spoons HistoryThere are numerous styles of spoo...

Available individually for $90 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, ...

$180.00

Raven Dance Paddle
Artist Unknown (Northern Coastal)

Inscribed "KETCHIKAN" on the handle.Raven is central to coastal mythology. As a culture hero, a t...

Inscribed "KETCHIKAN" on the handle.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.

$2,400.00

Raven Halibut Hook
Artist Unknown (Northern Coastal)

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.Raven is one ...

$3,800.00

Raven Rattle
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. Raven is one...

$1,200.00

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 ...

$1,400.00

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 Basket
Artist Unknown (Salish)

$900.00

Salish Basket
Artist Unknown (Salish)

$800.00

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.   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 ...

$800.00

Sculpin Argillite Platter
Artist Unknown (Haida)

Measurements do not include stand.

Measurements do not include stand.

$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)

$2,500.00

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)

In near-perfect condition, with slight repair on the lid.

In near-perfect condition, with slight repair on the lid.

$2,500.00

Trade Pipe
Artist Unknown (Haida)

Late 1800s

Late 1800s

$6,000.00

Wolf and Fish Halibut Hook
Artist Unknown (Tlingit)

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.A deep-water ...

$4,400.00