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Artist / Maker : Hunt, Calvin
Title : Yuman Na'mima
Date (Execution) : 2001
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 : Totem-like design, appears to be a group of animals working together to build a totem in the background. Green, black and red colour scheme. Yellow beak on the bird.
Accession # : U014.3.262
Width (cm) : 44.00
Height (cm) : 76.50
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : "This print was inspired when my wife and I renewed our 25th Anniversary Vows. I designed a screen which is a representation of my family. The box at the bottom of the print represents where our treasures came from. The Wolf represents myself, Calvin Hunt; this comes from my mother's side from the Mowochaht of Friendly Cove while belonged to my grandfather. This Wolf was the same ranking as our Hamatsa of the Kwagu'l. I am holding up my wife, Marie, represented with the Copper. This crest comes from her father's side. The Thunderbird comes from my grandmother's side from Koskimo; this represents our eldest son, Jordan. The small Wolf, is my Wolf Dance, which I will pass to our son Nolan sometime in the future. The Tokwid, designed in the form of Sisiutl represents good and bad, belongs to my daughter, Ali. Yuman Na'mima means "my family" in Kwakwala." - Calvin Hunt