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Unique and absolutely gorgeous and unusual piece of Indigenous art

GAME BOARD: Cribbage with Killer Whale design by late Joe Jules, a member of the Kamloops Indian Band. The Kamloops Indian Band is a First Nations government within the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council, which represents ten of the seventeen Secwepemc band governments, all in the southern Central Interior region, spanning the Thompson and Shuswap districts.

The carving is absolutely superb on this piece - incredibly detailed, deep cuts. The eyes are inlaid with abalone. The craftsmanship is just amazing. Have a close look at the images please. The colors chosen are vibrant and powerful. Yes, it's a game, but it looks absolutely stunning hanging on the wall. It's signed with carved signature at the back. Since this is a vintage piece of art, it does show some minor signs of gentle use/handling/aging - but nothing unexpected and only on rim and back. It comes with 6 metal pegs. 

Measuremetns: 16" diameter, 1" thick.

Meaning: The killer whale is a symbol for romance and harmony as Whales mate for life. The Whale is very family oriented and known to travel in large groups, never to be alone. They symbolize great luck and happiness, community and protection. They are a known to always be working together, take care of each other and to always help and protect each other.

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About This Artist

Late Joe Jules (1885 – 1962) was a member of the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc First Nations, Kamloops, BC. Joe was a former Kamloops Indian band counselor for many decades, fluent in several First Nation languages, farmer, horse logger,...Artist bio and other available works »

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