Authentic N.W. COAST Native D.DENNIS COPPER SHIELD pic

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These select Northwest Coast Authentic Originals Hand Created and Painted are from a private collection now available for you below cost for a quick sale .

I know all of the artists personally and was privileged and honored to have sat and watched them work. It is time to let someone else enjoy these beautiful Acrylic paintings from a sought after artist. They make a Great Investment for smart collectors or just give a gift to someone you love.

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Copper Shields

Copper was the ultimate symbol of wealth among the Haida and is associated with Copper Woman of Haida myth. Throughout the coast, shields made of copper were exchanged at ever higher values between chiefs at potlatch feasts. Among the Kwakwaka'wakw (or Kwakiutl) to the south of Haida Gwaii, coppers were particularly associated with the distribution of wealth at wedding feasts. The Haida used coppers as a marker and symbol of wealth, and some wealthy chiefs owned a dozen or more.

Git Hayetsk in Sm’algyax (Tsimshian, Nisga’a and Gitxsan language) means “people of the copper shield”. The copper shield is the most prestigious ceremonial object in Northwest Coast Native culture. It symbolizes wealth, power, prestige, strength and peace and could only be owned by the most high-ranking people. This is the standards of artistry to which the Git Hayetsk Dancers follow.

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Danny Dennis

Cultural Group: Gitksan
Born: April 6, 1951
Birthplace: Port Essington, B.C.

Danny Dennis a self-taught artist and is truly one of the rare Northwest Coast artists who produces original paintings.

A TSIMSHIAN Native artist of the Frog / Raven Clan, Danny is from the Gitksan Village of Kitwanga, British Columbia, Canada. Danny's art reflects the beauty of his homeland combining his past with his present-day experience.

Danny's contribution to the renaissance of Northwest Coast Native art began with international distribution in 1979. His art is exhibited in various museums and galleries in Europe, Canada , the United States and Asia .

This self-taught artist cites master artists Francis Williams and Robert Davidson as inspirational since pursuing his professional artistic career in 1978.

Danny carves indigenous materials from West Coast ivory and mastodon. His design work is enjoyed by collectors of finely-carved gold and silver jeweler.

Unique to Danny's art are the free-flowing lines capturing the expression of freedom and the infinite possibilities of w a person's journeys may lead.

I only met Danny a few times, but to watch him create was a thing of beauty and wonder. He can sketch so fast and gracefully you'll be left in amazement. This is the only picture I found on the internet, it is an old picture but I hope that he is still doing well today.

Signed by artist DANNY DENNIS

Framed is called Italian Black Lacquered

Frame measures 15.5" Tall by 12.5" Wide

Single Matted Acid Free, Diamond Cut, Regular Glass

NO Hanging hardware attached - See last picture.

Frame shows areas of usage.

SMALL SCRATCHES ON FRAME - Please see pictures.

T is some very minor fogging inside on the glass, hardly noticeable.

I try to be as accurate as possible - if you need more pictures please let me know.

Looks like a Raven Stealing the Sun - Copper Crest?

I am NOT sure if this is an original or a print (I am no expert). Signed by D. DENNIS .95

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