Kwakiutl dug-out canoe with Hok-hok mask for welcoming ceremony, Bella Bella Anniversary - 21 years
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Friday, June 27, 2014
Here's one of the tricks to carving a Northwest coast Native canoe: To make the canoe the proper thickness along it's length you drill holes and insert pre-cut wooden pegs; a finger thick for the sides and two fingers thick for bottom. Then you hollow out the canoe until all the pegs are at the surface of the wood. Now your canoe is a uniform thickness from bow to stern.
Easy? Any way you do it, it is a very big job to hollow out a dug-out canoe,.
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Thursday, June 26, 2014
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Friday, June 13, 2014
I used to go visit Bill Reid regularly when he had a studio at Granville Island, and I photographed and interviewed him several times. So when I carved my first canoe I naturally sought his advice. I will never forget that he told me, "I was the only Native that ever asked his advice about canoe carving." His canoe, the Lootas, is one of the finest canoes ever made.
That was the most valuable thing that I ever learned from Bill: That you should never be afraid to ask for help from your elders.
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