Adjacent to the Grand Hall are a series of rooms with First Nations artifacts.
This pair contrast each other, being a few decades apart in time. The mask is more traditional, while the circular panel does have aboriginal influences but is also a very contemporary design.
Various headdresses are in this display. These rooms are dimly lit, posing a bit of a challenge to the photographer.
And this display case contained war clubs.
This mural was on a wall in these rooms. It's a hint of what's to come in the Grand Hall.
I love the First Nations items, and the war clubs are very ornate.ReplyDelete
Had to catch up with the posts I missed and I must say that I'm enjoying your museum series. These are lovely war clubs - quite difficult to imagine them being used to hurt anything/anyone. Unless they're just ceremonial?ReplyDelete
This looks like a wonderful collection. I like First Nations art and artistry and the museum seems to have a very nice variety of pieces.ReplyDelete
These are beautiful pieces. I'm glad that you're showing them. :)ReplyDelete
Okay, these are the reason I've always wanted to go (though now I also want to see the snowmobile!) The panel is gorgeous....ReplyDelete
That circular panel in #2 is fantastic. Contemporary yet consistent with the traditional.ReplyDelete
Oh, yeah! I could use one of those clubs.ReplyDelete
i've been enjoying my tour!ReplyDelete
Linda: they are indeed.ReplyDelete
Hilda: in these cases I suspect they are ceremonial.
Kay: it does hav a very large collection.
Halcyon: thank you!
Ciel: if you're ever over here the Museum is easy to find!
Stuart: that is what impressed me.
Revrunner: they would come in handy with idiot ex brother in laws.
Luis: I think so too!
I like seeing the contrast between the old and new. And it makes me happy to know First Nation's art is still evolving, not stuck back in history.ReplyDelete
The lighting is terrible..is the low light to protect the artifacts?ReplyDelete
You did a fantastic job of photographing these items considering the low light! Congrats. Love these artifacts. I call them artifacts rather than relics. Maybe because I've been called a relic. :)ReplyDelete
lovely displays of culture.ReplyDelete
It is odd how the war clubs, probably lethal things, look almost funny and surely beautiful!ReplyDelete
@EG: that's what struck me too.ReplyDelete
@Jane and Chris: yes, the lighting's kept low for that reason. I thought about using flash photography, but decided against it.
@Lowell: I wondered if someone might say that!
@Tex: thank you! I think so too.
@VP: items like these were definitely lethal, but yes, these are beautiful.
I enjoy First Nations work. I want to go back to the one in B.C., on the island. It's amazing!ReplyDelete
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I truly love the West Coast first Nation Art. We see it here all the time. Gorgeous. MBReplyDelete
I love these!ReplyDelete
The lighting must create an interesting atmosphere as well as protecting the pieces.ReplyDelete
Wonderfully captured in that dim light. Enjoyed reading the comments here!ReplyDelete
Oh, to be bludgeoned to death by a thing of such beauty.ReplyDelete
Great collection, I love those war clubs.ReplyDelete
Worth taking a look at. Relics of a past... If I was born 1,000 years ago?ReplyDelete
@Jennifer: I'll have to visit that museum someday.ReplyDelete
@MB: it's such an expressive style.
@RedPat: there's another area I didn't photograph in that's even dimmer!
@Hamilton: if one has to go...
@Jan: they're beautiful objects.
@Birdman: I'm reminded of a line from Raiders of the Lost Ark: "who knows? In a thousand years even you may be worth something."
These are amazing!ReplyDelete
What a great exhibit! Beautiful items.ReplyDelete
Great displays William, I'm enjoying your visit to this place.ReplyDelete
Lots of nice and interesting finds.ReplyDelete
I'd really like to visit this place. These items are truly treasures.ReplyDelete
Nice war clubs! Any chance Lars used one of these on Rush?ReplyDelete
@Meradeth: I agree.ReplyDelete
@Linda: I think so too.
@Denise: I love this museum.
@Gunn: quite true!
@Pat: that they are.