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U014.3.256
Artist / Maker : Hunt, Calvin
Title : Maxwalaogwa
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, bow facing to the right.
Accession # : U014.3.256
Width (cm) : 76.50
Height (cm) : 19.50
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : "Maxwalogwa is a thirty-two foot, Northern Style Canoe carved by Mervyn Child and myself. The bow design is of Eagle, representing the Kwagiulth of T'sakis, and the stern is designed of Raven, representing the Hunt family. The canoe carries eight pullers and one steersman, and is also rigged to sail. The bow is exaggerated for design purposes, as this vessel was carved mainly for ceremonial purposes." -- C.H. The canoe has been a part of the great number of events, including the Q'uatuq'as Canoe Festival in Bella Bella, representing the Kwagiulth. Maxwalaogwa is named after the late Emma Hunt, Calvin's mother (Statement Provided by Pacific Editions).