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U014.3.87
Artist / Maker : Child, Alvin
Title : Haida Gwaii Salmon
Date (Execution) : 2006
Geographical Origin : Haida Gwaii; British Columbia; Canada
Cultural Group : Dzawad'enux (Tsawataineuk), Kwakwaka'wakw
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type :
Visual Description : Blue, red and black circular design; two salmon in centre; red border; beige paper.
Accession # : U014.3.87
Width (cm) : 53.50
Height (cm) : 55.00
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : "The salmon was a mainstay of Native food. There were five species of salmon on the coast. At times back then they were a plentiful catch. The best ways of cooking the salmon were barbecuing and smoking.The salmon were also important as symbols of prosperity and good luck. There are many stories among the people of the northwest coast about how the salmon come to be in the sea and rivers. This design was originally painted on a drum." --Alvin Child