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Artist / Maker : LaFortune, Doug
Title : Welcome Post - Traditional Coast Salish Man
Date (Execution) : 2009
Geographical Origin : Cowichan Valley, British Columbia, Canada
Cultural Group : Canadian, Coast Salish, Lummi, Saanich (WSÁNEĆ), Tsawout
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Red cedar
Support / Technique : carved
Object Type : carvings (visual works); posts (structural elements)
Visual Description : Traditional Coast Salish man with boy. "The Welcome Posts depicts the Traditional Coast Salish Man with outstretched hands gesturing that visitors are welcome to enter and share with the people. The other Welcome Post would depict the wife, mother holding a child showing the families accept the visitors and welcome to come sit and share in meal and share news and stories." "Traditional Coast Salish teachings come from both parents, learned from Elders. Passed on from generations." - Doug Lafortune
Accession # : U009.3.1
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Height (cm) : 365.70
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