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Hazelton, BC
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Here we see Randy transferring the Frog design onto the plaque

Randy is transferring the Frog design onto the plaque

Marie is inserting a picture onto the Frog plaque

Randy is wet-sanding a plaque

Hummingbird design by Marie Smith

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Created from either Western Red Cedar or Yellow Cedar, our plaques are fine examples of Northwest Coast Art.

The crests, important to our culture, are our way of honoring our legends, ceremonies and traditions.

A picture of the 'Tradition Continues' plaqueThe Tradition Continues

Artist: R. Stephens

Dimensions: 14.25 x 10.75 x .75 inches

The Tradition Continues is a reflection of the love, hope and encouragement we place on our future generations; for the paths they walk through in life's journey.

A picture of the 'Frog' plaqueFrog

Artist: R. Stephens

Dimensions: 14.25 x 10.75 x .75 inches

Lax-Seel, the frog, lives on land and water and are considered to be earthly and spiritual. Frogs are also recognized as the communicator; thereby sharing knowledge and power.

A picture of the 'Raven' PlaqueRaven

Artist: R. Stephens

Dimensions: 8 x 5.75 x .75 inches

The Raven plaque is beautifully hand-carved and painted. The 'Raven' is a magical trickster whose antics often signify a learning crossroads for man.

A picture of the 'Wolf' PlaqueMoon Cry

Artist: Marie Smith

Dimensions: 14.25 x 10.75 x .75 inches

The wolf is indicative of spiritual communication and song; legends often depict the wolf as a spirit guide offering assistance and strength. The moon gives light at the darkest of times.

A picture of the 'Wolf' plaqueWolf

Artist: R. Stephens

Dimensions: 14.25 x 10.75 x .75

Lax-Gibuu, more commonly known as the 'wolf,' is a strong influence on our hunters - offering both mystical protection and inspiration. Lax-Gibuu is also revered for its devotion and loyalty to family and friends.

A picture of the 'Frog' plaqueFrog

Artist: Herb Patsey

Dimensions: 14.25 x 12.25 x .75 in

The Frog plaque is a 1-dimensional replica of the bentbox and represents the frog clan.

A picture of the 'Bullhead' plaqueBullhead

Artist: Herb Patsey

Dimensions: 22 x 11 x .75 inches

The Bullhead is not harvested as food, but is culturally significant as a spiritual helper.

Much of the Gitxsan Art displayed in these gallery pages belong solely to the Gitxsan Artists. If you are interested in purchasing this Gitxsan Art (or would like to talk to the artists) we can and will connect you to the Gitxsan Artist.

A close-up of Randy carving a totem pole

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