Stained with Red Mohogany and then shined with Brown shoe polish
Dimensions : 10 inchslong 3 1/2inchswide ,1/2 inch thick
Danny Puglas Biography:
Date of Birth- July 16th, 1974 Place of Birth- Alert Bay, B.C.
On his mother's side, Sally Frances Williams, Daniel is originally from Hopetown Village located 40 km's east of Port Hardy. Hopetown Village is the main village to the Gwawaenuk Tribe. Daniel was groomed by his late grandfather "Hereditary Chief Fred Williams", and late grandmother, "Elsie Williams" a very compelling hierarchy amongst the Potlatch System. Both grand parents were well know carvers and designing traditional wardrobes
On his father's side, Daniel Samuel Puglas, Daniel is also from Village Island 60 km's south east of Port Hardy- Village Island is the main village to the Mamalilikulla First Nation. Daniel father was a logger and a carver.
He's also a descendant of the Musgamagw People, which consists of the Gwawaenuk (Hopetown), Kwicksutaineuk (Gilford Island), Ah'kwa'mish (Wakeman Sound) and the Tsawataineuk (Kingcome Inlet), all family Tribes.
Until he was 7 years old, he lived in his home of Gwawas where he learned the traditions and values of his territory from his parents and grandparents. It's his desire to return home in the future, so that his children will receive the same cultural luxuries of home
Many of his immediate family members call him Dee'ya, meaning " well respected ".
Daniel has been mastering the art of carving since the summer of 1998, becoming well-known locally, and nationally, respectively
February 14th, 2003, he has married his life long sweetheart of 9 years, Tami (maiden- Lind); they are blessed with two beautiful boys Daniel Jr. (5 years old), and Samuel (2 years old).
As close relative Gino Seward continues to teach him how to carve, Daniel is showing a bit of his own unique style. He is becoming well-known is his own right, locally and some-what North American wide
Some of his collection includes bent boxes, small plaques and masks, and some large plaques