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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Serpent
Norval Morrisseau
acrylic (24x36 inch) 1970
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Snow Patches III
David Milne
Oil on Canvas (12x16.25 in) 1922
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Untitled Grain Elevator
Anne Savage
oil on panel (14x12 in) 1939
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Caughnawaga Indians at Camp
Cornelius Krieghoff
oil on canvas (17x26 in) 1860
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Rocky Shore, Jack Knife Bay
Alfred Joseph Casson
oil on panel (12x15 in) 1981
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Hay Loft
Lionel LeMoine Fitzgerald
pencil on paper (12x9.5 in) 1928
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October LOTW I
Robert Genn
Acrylic (11x14 in) 2013
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Covered Bridge #2
Maud Lewis
Oil on Board (12x14 in) circa 1964
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Counterlight on the Jasper Parkway
Robert Genn
Acrylic (11x14 in) 2011
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Early Spring
Vojtech Matousek
Oil on Panel (24x24 in) 2012
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