Unknown Kwakwaka’Wakw Wanted for Purchase or Consignment

Kwakwaka'wakw art consist of a diverse range of crafts, including totems, masks, textiles, jewellery and a multitude of carved objects. Cedar wood was the preferred medium for sculpting and carving projects as it was readily available in the native Kwakwaka'wakw regions. Totems were carved with bold cuts, a relative degree of realism, and an emphatic use of paints. Masks make up a large portion of Kwakwaka'wakw art, as masks are important in the portrayal of the characters central to Kwakwaka'wakw dance ceremonies. Woven textiles included the chilkat blanket, dance aprons, and button cloaks; each patterned with tribal designs. The Kwakwaka'wakw used a variety of objects for jewellery, including ivory, bone, abalone shell, copper, silver and more. Adornments were frequently found on the clothes of important persons.

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Interior of Old Fort Garry, 1870, demolished 1882
Ernest J. Hutchins
tempra & watercolour (12x16 in) 1910
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Oxen and Tulips
Maud Lewis
Oil on Board (12x11.75 in) circa 1958
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Jack Rabbits Alert to Distant Coyote
Clarence Tillenius
Oil on Canvas (10x14 in)
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Harbour Scene
Maud Lewis
Oil on Board (8.75x11.25 in) circa 1955
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Whistler Edge
Robert Genn
Acrylic (11x14 in) 2013
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Smokes of September
Frank Johnston
Oil on Panel (24x30 in) circa 1925
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Untitled
Nicholas de Grandmaison
oil (1x1 in) 1940
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Howe Sound
Walter Joseph Phillips
Watercolour (11.25x15.5 in) 1936
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Carrying Water
Marc Aurele Fortin
oil on canvas (20x30 in)
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Break at South Point, Scotty’s LOTW
Robert Genn
Acrylic (30x34 in) 2007
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