Authentic Northwest Coast Nammgis First Nation deep hand carved cedar "Killer Whale" bowl. Artist-Signed, deep hand carved and painted by famous Kwakwaka'waka artist-carver-Tom Whonnock.
Size: Large 19" Long x 4-1/2" Tall (High) x 5 Wide. Bowl portion is 9" oblong x 4" Wide. One of a kind piece.Carved from traditional yellow cedar. Killer Whale is an extremely important crest image and is associated with strength, dignity, prosperity and longevity. They are thought to be reincarnations of great chiefs. Tom Whonnock Affiliation: Kwakwaka'wakw Birth Place: Alert Bay, British Columbia, Canada.
Tom Whonnock was born in Alert Bay, located on Cormorant Island in British Columbia, and claims Sisiutl and Thunderbird as his family crest symbols. Tom began carving wood at the age of 16 and apprenticed under well-known artists Godfrey Hunt (Grandfather), George Bee (Uncle) and Larry Rosso. Tom currently resides in Vancouver, carving on a full-time basis.He primarily creates plaques, bowls, and totem poles; however, has also received numerous commissions for large talking sticks. Tom is best known for the large number of carved and painted bent boxes for sale and display at Expo'86. The item "Northwest Coast-First Nation hand carved cedar Killer Whale bowl! Must See" is in sale since Sunday, April 14, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Canada\ Aboriginal". The seller is "vinn-man09" and is located in Marysville, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.