Argillite – Beaver – VII B 1917.


Reproduction of an argillite carving from Haida artist Christian White that also represents the Rook in a chess set.

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This Beaver Frontlet, which represents the Rook in a chess set, was created by Christian White and is 5 cm high. The argillite reproduction pieces in high density resin are moulded from casts of original argillite Haida carvings from the Canadian Museum of History’s collections. Argillite is a soft slate found only on Haida Gwaii (the Queen Charlotte Islands); it was first quarried in the 1820’s on Slatechuck Mountain.

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