Material: Red cedar, acrylic paint & beeswax finish
Dimensions: 60" width x 6.5" tall
Design: "sGaana Kwah Agang" means "the moment when the fin breaches the water". Inspired by Naxiin weaving style, sGaana killer whale paddle features a dorsal fin & everything that makes up a sGaana within the paddle. When it is paddled in the water, it appears like a killer whale is riding with the canoe. The shape that flows off of fin into the handle represents a wave.
About the Artist
Skilaaw is a Haida artist from Old Massett, Haida Gwaii. He works with wood and argillite.