Story Teller

Norman Tait, See available art.
Northwest Coast
Nisga'a, See available art.
Art Type:
Silkscreen on Arches natural paper
Signed Limited Edition Print # 146 of 150
Size (in):
Paper size (H x W): 15 x 11 in
Size (cm):
Paper size (H x W): 38 x 28 cm
Not Framed, please enquire
Product ID:




Story Teller‘ by Norman Tait – Northwest Coast Nisga’a artist – 1979 print series presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts

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Condition:       1/2″ donkey ear bend top right corner + tape paper skinned verso. Image is unaffected.

Description by Artist:     No description available

Notes from DaVic Gallery:   Tati’s main source of traditional knowledge among his people was his maternal uncle (MoMoMoSiSo), Rufus Watts, who Tait called “grandfather”.  Watts was raised as a storyteller but buried much of what he knew when the old Nisga’a ways lost their importance in the early middle part of the century. At about 50 years of age, Watts’ early learnings began surfacing in his consciousness and he watched out for an appropriate carrier for the Nisga’a tradition he knew.  He found a nephew, Norman Tait, who described Watts on his search:  ”  Most your people were not interested just to hold on, to keep it going. He felt around and felt around until he found out who was interested. It was only then that he threw out the anchor and said, ‘this is it, this where I pass it on.  I found the guy to take it’ — and that happened to be me.   Tait spent hours listening to Watts remembering his early days when there was an active Nisga’a ceremonial life. “ — Big Beaver, The Celebration of a  Contemporary Totem Pole by Norman Tait, by Lizanne Fisher.








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