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Aboriginal Art In Canada: Where To Find The Most Authentic Pieces

Posted by on Oct 14, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Aboriginal Art In Canada: Where To Find The Most Authentic Pieces

The First Nations, Inuit and Metis all have their own cultural and artistic contributions to Canada. Unfortunately, there are also several fake pieces of art claiming to be genuine works of the Native Peoples of Canada. If you are interested in acquiring or just viewing authentic aboriginal art, here are a few places you can look for it. On Tribal Lands If you secure permission to travel onto tribal lands, you will have plenty of opportunities to view aboriginal art in its natural environment. Meeting houses and homes of tribal elders contain many works that have been created for either special ceremonies or connections to ancestral roots. Students of art history often have opportunities to see these works up close, so that may be an option for viewing items that are not in an art shop or gallery. Additionally,...

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2 Native Haida Indian Legends That Live On In Art

Posted by on Apr 6, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Some of the most beautiful pieces of Native Indian art are actually stories brought to life in stone, silver, wood, or other materials. The value of the art is partially in the craftsmanship and beauty of the pieces, and partially in the traditional stories they portray. Read below to learn more about two stories commonly portrayed in Native American Haida art and how to identify them. Raven Steals The Sun, Moon, And Stars There are many versions of this story, but the legends all say that the first humans struggled enormously in the world because they were without light. It was being hoarded in a box by an old man who refused to share. Raven, a Trickster God, saw the suffering (and an opportunity for some fun), and decided to do something about the problem. Using his magic, he convinced the...

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