By Alex Dawkins
Posted in News, on December 07, 2017
Wooden paddles can serve as both functional and decorative objects within Northwest Coast First Nations culture. Paddles are usually created from red or yellow cedar. Gifts and offerings to spirits and animals of the Undersea World are often presented from the blade of a paddle, and paddles themselves represent transportation, the sea, and life’s journey. We recently received several stunning five-foot paddles, one of which is titled Pulling Together and was created by Kwakwaka’wakw artist Rod Smith. It displays modern, abstracted design set against vibrant blues and purples. Another has been created by Gitxsan artist Trevor Angus and is titled Raven. Deeply-carved and minimalistic, Trevor’s paddle looks great mounted both vertically and horizontally. Both of these outstanding pieces are available for $2,500.00 CAD each.