Haida Dog Salmon – Skaagi

Artist:
Bill Reid, See available art.
Gender:
Male
Style:
Northwest Coast
Community:
Haida, See available art.
Art Type:
Print
Collection:
1974
Medium:
Serigraph
Edition:
Signed Limited Edition Print # 183 of 600
Size (in):
Paper (H x W): 19 ¾ x 25 ¾ in
Size (cm):
Paper (H x W): 50 x 65 cm
Framed:
Not Framed, please enquire
Product ID:
11100-00392

$2,600.00

Available!

Description

Haida Dog Salmon – Skaagi’ by Bill Reid – First Nations Northwest Coast Haida art presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.

Condition:       Print was professionally restored for overall cleaning for yellowing of the paper.  Print is in excellent condition.

Description by Artist:     No description by artist found.

Notes from DaVic Gallery:    The salmon is the main food source for the people of the Pacific Northwest, and the Haida people considered themselves “Salmon people.” According to legend, salmons are humans with eternal life. In springtime, the people dress in salmon disguises to feed the villagers and after consumption the villagers throw the skeleton back in the ocean, so the spirits would rise again and change back into human form. Therefore, the salmon is to be respected because it is both human and spirit.

— Source: Bill Reid Foundation. (2009). The raven’s call theravenscall.ca