Fine example of Indigenous Art from the Northwest Coast First Nations of Canada. Please keep in mind that every recreated custom made piece that Joe hand carves will have slight subtle differences that will be very hard to distinguish from the pictures shown above! If you wish to have Joe engrave a name or initials on the back of this item at no extra charge, please provide correct spelling upon order!
The homelands of the Kwakwaka''wakw -'speakers of Kwakwala' - or Kwakiutl First Nations are just north of the Coast Salish peoples. The territory stretches from Alert Bay, on Vancouver Island''s Northeast Coast, to the adjacent mainland covering the many islands inbetween.Masters of art and drama, the Kwakiutl traditionally spent half their year living within family clans, and half the year within secret societies that performed masked dances in winter ceremonies. These ceremonies overshadowed the pageantry and spectacle of all the other potlatching nations of the pacific coast. Joe Wilson - First Nations Artist was born in 1966 to the Kwakwaka'wakw Hak'wesagame' Tribe. Joe a descendant of the'Namgis First Nation, is grandson of Chief Alvin Edgar Alfred.
Joes carving began at age 21 after being exposed to the work of master carver Willie Seaweed. Joe is well known for his very detailed oriented wood carvings and his elaborate silver, copper and gold jewelry. Besides many others, Joe headed a large project in the Netherlands, the Dolfinarium Harderwijk. The project consisted of a Kwakwaka'wakw village which encompassed the legend of the Undersea Kingdom.
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Don't forget to check out my other items. The item "925 Silver Gold'Sun' Ray Sol Pendant Westcoast First Nation Native Art Jewelry" is in sale since Saturday, March 23, 2019.This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "thekanatashop" and is located in Port Alberni, British Columbia. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.