Artifacts

Argillite Figure
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Portrait-like figure of a woman and her child made from argillite stone. This woman is in European dress, possibly Haida herself, or perhaps a wife of a trader. Every detail in the dress of the woman is carved, from the pattern on her skirt to the bag she carries. If this sculpture is indeed a depiction of a European woman, then it illustrates the perception native carvers of European travellers.