Native art on the Northwest Coast is very much alive and increasing in both artistry and volume. Over 400 color photographs of old and recent artwork have been selected with the collector in mind. Totems, drums, rattles boxes and canoes join the many masks displayed here. Many pieces are shown from several sides and the back to give a complete picture of the work. Master carvers as well as younger artists are featured. The text guides readers to better understand the complex society, its artwork, and current values.
Karen and Ralph Norris are both avid students and collectors of Northwest arts in the vicinity of their home in Washington state. Karen Norris has been an educator and librarian for 34 years. Ralph Norris is an engineer by vocation and a photographer by avocation.

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