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U014.3.252
Artist / Maker : Hunt, Calvin
Title : Ugwamalis Gixdan
Date (Execution) : 1997
Geographical Origin : Tsaxis (Fort Rupert); British Columbia; Canada
Cultural Group : Kwakwaka'wakw
Style / Period :
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Black and red canoe, large black horizontal line between bows.
Accession # : U014.3.252
Width (cm) : 76.50
Height (cm) : 19.75
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : "This is a print of the Kwakiutl Band's canoe. It is forty feet long [and requires] fourteen pullers and one steersman. The Eagle design depicted on the bow is the main crest of the Kwakiutl. Raven is depicted on the stern. Those traveling in this canoe are the first to speak, feast, sing, etc. It is head canoe of all canoes; big brother of all canoes." -- C.H. Frog can be seen in Raven's mouth, in the stern of the canoe (Statement provided by Pacific Editions).