Northwest Coast First Nations Bc Indigenous Art Tribal Kwakwak'wakw Wolf Carving For Sale
CARVING BY SAMMY DAWSON
Length: 9 Inches, Height: 6 1/2 Inches
handmade piece, by Kwakwaka'wakw artist Sammy Dawson, was created from
pine, a wood not commonly utilized by Northwest Coast artist. The piece
is masterfully carved, displaying clean cuts, deep carving and fantastic
detail. Sammy has signed the back of the carving and I will provide a
copy of his biography to the winner of this sale. Shipping: Canada:
$14.00 USD, United States $16.00 USD, International $18.00 USD.
Wolf, viewed by some nations
as a transformer, is a popular image within crest and shamanic art.
It is respected for its strength, agility, intelligence and capacity
As a result Wolf’s hunting prowess, particularly successful hunters
often claim it, as a spirit helper or guide. Wolf is also a prominent
image within warrior societies, due to its fierceness, and is a central
figure within ceremonial activities.
Wolf is easily recognizable by a long snout, prominent canine teeth
and tall ears. A tongue may also be depicted, often curling upwards.
Wolf imagery may also include Killer Whale motifs, hinting at the connection
between these two animals.
Place of Birth: Alert Bay, British Columbia
Birth Date: 1976
At the age of 12, after spending
his early years in Alert bay watching his grandfather Chief William Robertson
and other local carvers create masks along with other traditional regalia,
Sammy began his carving career. He later apprenticed under dsitinguished
Northwest Coast artists Simon Dick and Eddie McDougal.
Sammy creates masks, drums
as well as larger totems and other ceremonial pieces. His works have become
extremely collectable and his creations are represented in many of the
top native art galleries.
Treasures: Native Art Gallery
Please contact me for additional payment options. Buyers within British
Columbia pay 12% GST/PST, Canadian buyers outside of BC pay local tax
All items are fully guaranteed for quality. Refund of sale amount (buyer
must contact me within 5 days of receiving the item) if not satisfied.
I ship all items (Canada and the United States) with Canada Post Expedited
Parcel, which provides a tracking number. I will ship multiple purchases
together to save the purchaser shipping charges. For additional shipping
options, please contact me. Insurance charges are included in the price
of shipping. Freight charges will be adjusted (downward only) according
to the buyers proximity to British Columbia.
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Northwest Coast First Nations Bc Indigenous Art Tribal Kwakwak'wakw Wolf Carving: $75