Argillite – Haida Platter – VII B 763.

$128.99

Reproduction of an argillite carving from an unidentified Haida artist .

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Description

This circular plate of Whale was created by an unidentified Haida artist from Skidegate: 22.5 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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