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U014.3.370
Artist / Maker : Hunt, Tom ; Waławidi
Title : Kitasoo Double-Finned Whale
Date (Execution) : 2006
Geographical Origin : Tsaxis (Fort Rupert); British Columbia; Canada
Cultural Group : Kwagu'ł, Kwakwaka'wakw
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : Paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Teal, red, black and white killer whale with two dorsal fins, facing toward the right.
Accession # : U014.3.370
Width (cm) : 53.00
Height (cm) : 46.00
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : "Klemtu is a remote village shared by two tribes XaiXai's/Kitasoo. Traditionally Kitasoo's original village site was located in Kitasu Bay and their clan crests include Eagle, Frog and Halibut. XaiXai's traditional village site was located in Kynoc Inlet and their crests include Raven, Wolf, Bear and Grizzly Bear. But in today's world in their bighouse they share rights and privileges of dances and songs. The two finned Killerwhale represented in this design is shared by both clans XaiXai's/Kitasoo. The Salmon Crest is a crest that was obtained through marriage that is also shared by both clans." - T.H.