Kolus wall art, cedar, by Dale Scow

Kolus wall art, cedar, by Dale Scow

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Beautiful, vibrant piece of art by Dale Scow, a member of the Kwakwaka'wakw First Nations, originating from Alert Bay.

Kolus (in the artist's words: "Thunderbird's little bro")

Excellent piece, cedar, clean carving, vibrant painting. Everything you can ask for in a traditional piece of Indigenous Art. Carved in front, signed at the back, made and prepared for wall hanging, hanger already attached. 

Measurements: 14" x 8" x 1/2" 

Meaning: Kwakwaka'wakw First Nations peoples say their ancestors (‘na’mima) came in the forms of animals by way of land, sea, or underground. When one of these ancestral animals arrived at a given spot, it discarded its animal appearance and became human. Animals that figure in these original myths include the Thunderbird and his younger brother the Kolus, the Seagull, the Orca, the grizzly bear and the Chief ghost. Some ancestors have human origins and are said to come from distant places. 

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Dale Scow is a member of the Kwakwaka’wakw First Nation, originating from Alert Bay, a small island off Vancouver Island, Canada’s Pacific Northwest Coast. He is following his father’s tradition. Dale took to carving naturally...Artist bio and other available works »

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