Northwest Coast

The Northwest Coast includes the Inside Passage portion of Canada as well as Southeastern Alaska. It was home to cultures such as the Haida, Tlingit, Bella Coola, Bella Bella, Kwakiutl, Nootka, Skokomish, Makah, Chinook, and Eyak peoples. Rich in natural resources, the arts from this region are often complex and include Chilkat blankets, totem poles and other carvings, and shell beads and jewelry.

 

Chilkat Blanket

 
Tlingit (Northwest Coast), circa 1885
46 ½ x 63 ¾ inches
Reference: 24263
 

Pair of Dolls

 
Athapaskan (Northwest Coast), circa 1890
13 x 11 x 1 ¾ inches
Reference: 19298
 

Beaded Head Ring

 
Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl) (Northwest Coast), circa 1890
4 ¼ x 5 ¾ x 7 inches
Reference: 16421
 

Mask

 
Northwest Coast (Northwest Coast), 1961
8 ¼ x 6 ½ x 4 ½ inches
Reference: 10241
 
 

Lidded Basket

 
Tlingit (Northwest Coast), circa 1900
10 ½ x 7 inches
Reference: 20100
 

Pair of doll chairs

 
Northwest Coast (Northwest Coast), circa 1900
13 ¼ x 6 ½ x 7 ½ inches
Reference: 17169
 

Bracelet

 
Northwest Coast (Northwest Coast), second quarter of the 20th century
7 x ¾ inches
Reference: 17565