Junior Henderson

Guardian of the Gildas

$29,800.00 CAD
  • Guardian of the Gildas

Junior Henderson

Guardian of the Gildas

$29,800.00 CAD

This amazing Guardian of the Gildas Totem Pole was created by Kwakwaka'wakw carver Junior Henderson. It has been carved in red cedar, painted in black, red, green and yellow acrylic, and features 13 abalone inlays on the box.

The carving depicts the Thunderbird with the Orca crest carved into the chest and wings. The Thunderbird stands atop an enclosed box with a Sisuitl, or three-headed Sea Serpent, carved into it. This masterpiece highlights Junior's use of a wide variety of knife or tool finishing techniques.

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The carving measures approximately 75 inches or 190 centimeters wide, 70 inches or 178 centimeters high, and 32 inches or 81 centimeters deep.

Find more information about The Thunderbird native symbol.

Find more information about The Sisuitl native symbol. 

The price does not include shipping. Please contact us concerning the extra cost of packaging and shipping. 

This piece is part of our exhibition “Looking After a Legacy: Through the Grains of Cedar” which opens on September 3rd 2022. While this artwork is available for purchase, we do ask to hold the piece at the gallery until October 3rd 2022 for the first month of the exhibition. We will then ship the piece to you or notify you that it is ready for pickup. If you have any questions please contact us at info@spiritsofthewestcoast.com