Fine Large Northwest Coast Haida Indian Argillite Platter Rufus Moody


Fine Large Northwest Coast Haida Indian Argillite Platter Rufus Moody

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Fine Large Northwest Coast Haida Indian Argillite Platter Rufus Moody:
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Arare authentic large Northwest Coast Haida Indian genuine argilliteplatter by master carver Rufus Moody (1923-1998) circa 1974.The platter depicts a well carved Killer whale crest design.Note the fine secondary elements and designs that fill the entire field, creating an extremely interesting visible display. Inscribed “Rufus Moody Esq CM Oct 30 1974” . A large heavy piece of thick argillite measuring 9 1/3” x 4 3/4” and 1” thick in excellent condition for its age. Rufus Moody was born in Skidigate village on the Queen Charlotte Islands and was the grandson of early argillite carver Thomas Moody. Rufus was one of the most prolific carvers of the mid 1900's and was also well known teacher to the younger artists. He's credited with carving the tallest argillite totem pole in existence six feet tall and housed at the museum of Anthropology at UBC. He received the order of Canada in 1976 for his role as an established argillite carver and teacher of the arts. Thisplatter is an excellent example of his work from the prime of his career and a hard to find type of carving.Theplatter is fully guaranteed to be 100 % real argillite, hand carvedand old . Argillite is the slate black rock that the only carve-able source is only found in the Queen Charlotte Islands of British Columbia and all known reserves are the sole and closely guarded property of the Haida tribe.This museum qualitycarving will make agreat display item and a fine addition to anyone's collection . Please add $20 for careful shipping and insurance (USA). Good Luck and Happy offerding. We'll be happy to combine shipping if feasible.Please check out other current offerings including a great Tlingit and Kwakiutl totem poles and some great early Inuit carvings. Of note is two very fine early Northwest Coast Rattles one Tsimshian and one Tlingit, and a group of circa 1880 Haida figures. Many of these items have been part of our personal collection for years. Please email us for more specifics and links to our website. Please note we are usually only able to ship items out one day a week mostly Thursdays and Fridays.




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Fine Large Northwest Coast Haida Indian Argillite Platter Rufus Moody:
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