TLU-KWANA (Wolf Dancer)


Each Nuu-chah-nulth territory on the west coast had a secret society. At the beginning of potlatches the doors would be locked and the Tlu-kwana (Wolf Dancers) would enter the building. They would crawl around with cedar boughs and bless the floor for the ceremonies about to happen. Here we see the dancer wearing cedar boughs. The figure at the top left of the design is Raven in the form of a mountain. Raven is a messenger to the people." -- Patrick Amos

DOCUMENTATION This limited edition print titled 'Tlu-kwana' by Patrick Amos was published in April, 2002. It was hand produced by the screenprinting process. The artist has checked each copy in the edition. The edition consists of : 160 signed & numbered copies, 16 Artist's Proofs and 1 Printer's Proof. 3 Hors de Commerce copies exist and are defaced; all other trial copies have been destroyed and the printing stencils obliterated. Paper: Regalia Cover White (acid-free). Paper Size: 40.5 x 58.5 cm. Image Size: 35 x 58 cm. Colours: Royal blue, dark blue, light teal, deep sienna and black. Numbered copies of this edition bear the Pacific Editions chop mark, excluding copies distributed by the artist. Printmaking by Pacific Editions Limited, Victoria, B.c., Canada. This design is copyrighted © by Patrick Amos, 2002. This is the only limited edition printing of this design.

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