Symbols of Art

The Ravens and Eagles owns and have a right to display certain crests. A sample of the crests affiliated with the Ravens are: Raven, Killer whale, Grizzly bear, Black bear, Hawk, Moon, Sea Wolf, Shark and Wolf. A sample of crests affiliated with the Eagles are: Eagle, Beaver, Sea Wolf, Hawk, Killer whale, Raven, Frog and Dragonfly. Brief descriptions of the most commonly utilized crests: Birds such as the “Raven” […]

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Button Blankets

Button-blankets were made from heavy wool and shell buttons which made it difficult to perform ceremonial dance. Blankets trimmed with mother of pearle or shell buttons were for the rich or high-ranking individuals. The manufacture and use of new material such as lightweight wool have made it easier to sew the blankets, and have given more freedom to dancers. The use of modern materials enables the artist to make fabric […]

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Haida eagle design jacket

I love making comfortable clothes for ease and wear-ability. I would like to experiment with making clothes inspired by oriental style, earthy colours and molded to west coast living. My colours of choice are various shades of blue, deep reds, whites, blacks, rusts, plums, greens and prints in between. These colours compliment one another for elegant combinations. I like to use only the best possible comfort fabrics; cottons, linens, rayons, […]

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