Chief Willie Seaweed (Willie Siwid [Siwiti]/Chief Hilamas/The One Able To Set Things Right/Smoky Top/Kwaxitola), Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)
Mungo Martin - Kwakiutl - circa 1955
A Northwest Coast bowl
19th century spindle whorl, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, cat. no. 221179E
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Object: loom uprights (standing frame for double-bar loom) Use: weaving Era: collected in 1912 Collector: C.F. Newcombe Materials: cedar wood, green and black paint Size/ Dimensions: human figure upright: 180 centimetres, animal figure upright: 170 centimetres, width: 14 centimetres Collection site: Nanaimo Current Location/Museum: Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria, Canada
Salish. Spindle whorl, used by the Coast Salish during spinning to prevent the wool slipping from the spindle. Carved in relief with a thunderbird and whale design. Museum no. 9846 Country of Origin: Northwest Coast of America. Culture: Salish. Date/Period: collected 1912. Place of Origin: Lower Fraser River. Material Size: wood.
Spindle Whorl (Sulsultin) Carved with Wheel Design Culture: Chemainus, Coast Salish, Native American Medium: Cedar wood Place Made: Chemainus, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada Dates: late 19th century Dimensions: 8 7/8 x 9 1/4 in. (22.5 x 23.5 cm)