Native Tlingit fossilized whalebone club, carved early to mid 1800’s. The Tlingit war club was called a “khootz” and it was a devastating weapon in the hands of their powerful warriors; if an opponent was hit on the back of the neck or head, it would have only taken one blow to dispatch the victim.
The Tlingit (sometimes spelled Tlinkit) are an Indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest Coast. They call themselves Lingít, meaning "human beings...
Ojibway Indian, rare one piece wooden ladle, possibly used for bear-grease. Carved circa 1850. Most wooden ladles are made with the handle attached with sap or sinew, you rarely see one piece examples.
The Ojibwe (also Ojibwa or Ojibway) or Chippewa (also Chippeway) are among the largest groups of Native Americans-First Nations people north of Mexico. They are divided between Canada and the United States...
Hand carved Inuit stone cooking bowl made in the early 1800’s. This bowl is post contact and is carved in the European style; it is an exceptionally nice example of highly skilled stone carving.
Stone pots (uqusiglu) were used to steam or heat meat or fish over a soapstone stove or open fire.
Eskimos or Esquimaux are indigenous peoples who have traditionally inhabited the circumpolar region from eastern Siberia (Russia), across Alaska (United States), Canada, and Greenland...
Pair of Metis hand-beaded Eagle armband ornaments with leather backing and ties made about 1968 in Selkirk, Manitoba.
Provenance: from the H. S. Darvell estate.
Length of Eagle head 2 inches, length from head to fringe 8 inches, length of leather ties 14 inches, weight 1¼ ounces.
Metis hand-beaded hair ornament with leather backing made about 1968 in Selkirk Manitoba.
Provenance: from the H. S. Darvell estate.
Length 5¾ inches long, height 3 inches, weight 1½ ounces.
This charming Native hand made clay Raven whistle was recovered in a dump near the Salish Indian Reserve in Sechelt B.C. The whistle appears to have been much used and probably dates from 1880 to 1910. Comes with a signed letter of provenance that accompanied the whistle when I acquired it in 1996.The Pender Harbour area was once the winter capital of the Coast Salish nation, specifically the Shishalh tribe...
Inuit hand carved, articulated wooden doll from West Greenland (Kalaallit Nunaat in Inuit language). The dolls arms and legs are hinged with wooden pins and the clothing is made of hand made, with embroidered cotton, leather and sealskin. Dates from about 1890 to 1910. Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Length 16 inches, width 4½ inches, depth 2½ inches, weight 9 ounces.
Please note that this item cannot be shipped to the USA.
Native Indian metal trade knife marked " A B & C" on the tang. Bought from a collector in British Columbia, possibly Cree or Blackfoot
Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Length 11 ½ inches long, width 2 3/8 inches wide, weight 6 ounces.
Indian metal trade spear point. Recovered on the coast of New England many years ago. The spear point was found in the woods sticking in a tree that had rotted and fallen down. You can see how deep it was imbedded in the wood as the tip is lighter in color than the rest of the metal. This item was recovered in the traditional hunting grounds of the Abenaki Indians and this prized possession was lost either during a hunting expedition or possibly during a skirmish with an enemy...
A very fine Shamanic medicine container made by a Cree Medicine Man in the mid 1800's, complete with its original contents. The parfleche (deerskin rawhide) material was shaped with exquisite craftsmanship into a small circular box with a tightly fitting lid. The contents of the pouch are the original materials used for healing incantations and include twigs, bark, sap and what appears to be seeds...
Native polychrome cedar carving of Thunderbird and Eagle signed and dated 1997 by artist Eli Billy. Tribal affiliation: Ehattesaht Nation, British Columbia. Excellent condition. This is a hard to find carving by this artist. Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Weight: 12 ounces (327 grams)
Native cedar carving representing a clam mask done by well known artist R. J. Hanuse (October 15, 1943-November 8, 2007) . Tribal affiliation: Kwakwaka' wakw clan (formerly Kwakiutl) British Columbia. Signed and dated 1980. Excellent condition with a few very slight light scratches possibly done during carving. Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
weight: approximately 4 ounces (107 grams)
Cedar totem pole 15" tall with Raven Crest, carved and signed by well known B.C. Coast Salish artist Stan Joseph (Sequilem). Tribal affiliation: Squamish Nation, British Colombia. Rich patina, excellent condition. Bought from an estate sale. Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Width: 4 1/4"
Weight: approx. 30 ounces (853grams)