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Artist / Maker : Hunt, Calvin
Title : I-Hos
Date (Execution) : 1998
Geographical Origin : Tsaxis (Fort Rupert); British Columbia; Canada
Cultural Group : Kwakwaka'wakw
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Black and red canoe, wolf face motif on the bow.
Accession # : U014.3.255
Width (cm) : 76.50
Height (cm) : 19.50
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : "I-Hos is a thirty-two foot, Northern Style Canoe which is sister to Maxwalogwa. This canoe was carved for the Comox Band by Mervyn Child and myself in 1994 with the Sisiutl design (double-headed serpent), which was chosen to help protect its pullers. It carries eight pullers and one steersman. This vessel is similar in style to her sister canoe, with the exaggerated bow that has been done mainly for design purposes." -- Calvin Hunt. This canoe, along with Maxwalaogwa, was involved in the opening ceremonies for both the Commonwealth Games and the North American Indigenous Games in Victoria, as well as in many activities of the Comox Band.