Tribal Crafts offers for sale Haida argillite carvings, Alaskan ivory carvings and baleen basketry, Northwest Coast wood carvings and basketry, as well as Inuit tupilaks from East Greenland crafted ONLY by Native Artists. We focus on providing art with the FINEST DETAIL.
Haida Argillite Carvings – Argillite is a slate rock found on Haida-Gwaii near the village of Skidegate. Native artists carve sculptures from argillite which reflect the ancient traditions and myths of the Haida culture.
Alaskan Ivory Carvings & Baleen Basketry – Alaskan walrus ivory figures are carved by the Yupik and the Inupiaq Eskimos. The Yupik Eskimos live principally in the villages of Gambell and Savoonga on St. Lawrence Island. The Inupiaq Eskimos live on mainland Alaska but originate from the King Islands. The baleen baskets are crafted by Inupiaq artists.
Northwest Coast Wood Carvings & Basketry – Wood carvings and basketry are an important part of Northwest Coast ceremonies. There are many nations within this region. Some of the major nations are the Coast Salish, Haida, Kwakwaka’wakw, Nisga’a, Nuu-chah-nulth, Nuxalt, Tlingit, and Tsimshian.
Inuit Tupilaks – Tupilaks are a form of Greenlandic Inuit art that has existed for many centuries. Tupilaks depict spiritual creatures. Historically, tupilaks were used to cast spells on the enemies of the tupilak maker. During recent times, tupilaks have been carved from a variety of materials such as stone, wood, ivory, and caribou antler.