These five Orca or Whale Fins are by Kwagu’ł artist Calvin Hunt. Each whale is handmade from red cedar and painted in red, green, and black acrylic with a finishing touch of horsehair and red cotton. They can be displayed individually or as a pod.
The Orca or Killer Whale symbolizes family, romance, longevity, harmony, travel, community and protection. He is said to protect those who travel away from home, and to lead them back when the time comes. Orcas will often stay their whole life with the same pod and raise each calf with care.
Find more information about and examples of The Orca/Killer Whale Northwest Coast First Nations symbol.
Each whale is a different size and can be hung vertically on a wall, resting on a surface or suspended in a pod. Each whale is unique with a different number of decorative horsehair bundles.
Whale Fin 1 - 32 inches or 81 cm long x 18 inches or 45 cm tall x 8 inches or 20 cm wide with 5 horsehair bundles
Whale Fin 2 - 33 1/2 inches or 82 cm long x 20 inches or 51 cm tall x 8 inches or 20 cm wide with 6 horsehair bundles
Whale Fin 3 - 34 1/2 inches or 88 cm long x 23 1/2 inches or 60 cm tall x 8 inches or 20 cm wide with 7 horsehair bundles
Whale Fin 4 - 36 inches or 91 cm long x 21 1/2 inches or 54 centimeters tall x 8 1/2 inches or 20 cm wide with 8 horsehair bundles
Whale Fin 5 - 37 inches or 94 cm long x 28 inches or 71 cm tall x 8 inches or 20 cm wide with 10 horsehair bundles
If you would like to purchase two or more whale fins, please contact the gallery.