Zeb the Visits Northwest Coast Art at the Denver Art Museum

I, Zeb the Duck, visited the Denver Art Museum again.   I like this museum.   This mom and a friend took me to the Northwest Coast Art.  This is on level 2 of the North Building.   I saw this mask.

Great mask

Great mask

Beau Dick created it about 1955.   It is made of wood, horse hair, paint, rope, and cedar bark.   Then I looked a this mask, labeled Magic By the Firelight.

Looks like magic

Looks like magic

These are big masks.    This Pair of House Posts, was created by Douglas Cranmer.

I am on there

I am on there

Douglas is from Namgis First Nation in Alert Bay, British Columbia.   Look a this.   Chief Johny Scow, a Welcome Figure from around 1900 is made of cedar and metal.

Welcome

Welcome

This Welcome Figure originally stood at the mouth of Kingdom River in British Columbia.   Once it held copper (a sign of wealth) in its up raised arms, signifying wealth and power of the artist’s clan.   Button Blankets showed power.   This one, made of cloth and buttons about 1925 is by Willie Seaweed.

Button Blanket by  Seaweed

Button Blanket by Willie Seaweed

This blanket showing two killer whales was worn by the artist, Willie Seaweed during a variety of dances.     We also liked the other Button Blanket.

Button Blanket

Button Blanket

Here is a Bentwood Box by Larry Rosso.

Bentwood Box

Bentwood Box

I like it.   This smaller Bentwood Box is by a Haida artist from the mid 1800s.

Smaller bentwood box

Smaller bentwood box

This is another really tall totem.

Tall Totem

Tall Totem

I, Zeb the Duck, look so small.   Here is a suit of armor by Jimmy Otiyohok from about 1945.

Suit of Armor

Suit of Armor

This suit of armor is made of wars skin, seal skin and wood.   Here is a photo of a mannequin showing the suit of armor is worn.

Wear it like this

Wear it like this

There are so many things here, you would really like it.   There is something to capture the interest of every human.

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