Haida Carver

  • 1964 ----- color ----- 13 min ----- 16mm///
  • The principal art of the Haida Indians in the Queen Charlotte Islands of Canada has been the craving of totems. In more recent years, they have changed from wood to carving argilite, a soft, dark slate which takes a fine polish. To obtain it, they must travel over a hundred miles to the mountains which are its only source. The entire artistic process is shown.
  • Topics: (American Indian Studies, Art: Tribal, Canadian Studies, Pacific Northwest)