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Tlúu Jaad – Canoe Woman by April White

April White Haida Artist

Tlúu Jaad – Canoe Woman by April White


Tlúu Jaad – Canoe Woman is a giclee print from a limited edition of 145 Prints from 2013, signed and numbered in original, by April White. The print is 18 inches or 46 centimeters wide and high. Basic Shipping to the USA or Canada is included.

"The knife-like prow of XaadasTlúu k’únk’unaa—a huge seafaring Haida canoe—splits the stormy turmoil of open ocean. Leaving behind her high status and wealth, Tlúu Jaad has embarked on an odyssey to seek spiritual enlightenment and, in the process, is transformed by the huntress, Tajáaw Sgáanuwaay.  

Wind Spirit surrounds her, challenges her. Hair and feather tempest-swept, Tlúu Jaad is in transition between two worlds. Caught on the cusp between air and ocean, she sings a ‘paddling song’ while touching the magic aura that surrounds the Flicker Feather paddle.  

SGáan—Killer Whale— a supernatural being, works synergistically with the woman, using his tail to intensify the power of the paddler’s stroke and propel Tlúu Jaad through a portal and into the spirit world. There, time and mind are suspended; a flash is forever and forever is but an instant. There, all in the cosmos is available for the knowing."

*Colours of artwork may not be exactly as on screen.

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