Sea Lion and Salmon by late Haida artist Darrel LeBlanc

Sea Lion and Salmon by late Haida artist Darrel LeBlanc

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Highest quality carving, detailed, easy recognizable - no power tools used... all completely handmade - superb craftsmanship!!!

SEA LION with SALMON, inlaid with Abalone

cedar wall art carving, by late HAIDA master artist Darrell J. LeBlanc (DJL)  Stained, polished, inlaid with abalone, thick, detailed, clean lines, masterfully carved - all you are looking for in a authentic piece of Indigenous art. The carving is carved in front, signed at the back. The signature is faded but still visible, dated 1990's. 

Made and prepared for wall hanging. 

Measurements: 15" x 8" x 1 1/2" 

Meaning: The Sea Lion is the symbol for wealth and abundance in many Northwest Coast tribes. Sea Lions are often represented on potlatch regalia and are considered a source of hunting and fishing power.  The Sea Lion was hunted for food and it's skin was used for clothing and fishing floats. Headgear, worn by hunters, were decorated with the whiskers of the sea lion by many Northwestern Tribes.

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About This Artist

Darrell LeBlanc was a member of the Haida Nation. He had over 30years experience of carving. His sophisticated style can be seen in his wood and argillite carvings. As a member of the Haida Nation, his interest in art began at a young age....Artist bio and other available works »

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