A spectacular group of four extremely rare and unique Pa Kua Chang martial arts training weapons, also called Baguazhang (Eight Palm Changes) dating from the early 1800's.
Pa Kua Chang is an internal discipline developed in the early ninteenth century, based on the eight tri-grams in the 800 year-old "I Ching" (Book of Changes). The training weapons are oversized to develop strength and balance (they were seldom used in battle)...
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)