Argillite

The Haida Native people are renowned for their beautiful "black slate" or Argillite carvings. They began carving Argillite in response to the early curio trade of the 1820's. Soon the artistic accomplishments of the Haida in the use of materials such as wood, horn and stone included this new medium. The Argillite used by Haida carvers is black or grey carbonaceous shale found at Slatechuck Creek on the Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia. Argillite is a relatively soft stone to carve, although it's difficult to obtain large pieces from the quarries. The supply of Argillite is not in any apparent danger of being exhausted so this Haida tradition of carvings will continue for many years to come. Apart from small Totem Poles, the primary objects carved from Argillite include plates with incised designs, pendants, pipes, small boxes and sculptured figures. Some carvers give their work a high polish with emery cloth or other matierals which enchance the deep black qualities of the stone. Even today, Argillite continues to be carved exclusively by Haida artists both on the Queen Charlotte Islands their homeland) and in the Vancouver and Victoria areas.

Wolf Argillite Lid Box by Glen Pollard
$849.00
Bear Argillite Lid Box by Glen Pollard
$1,149.00
Sea Wolf Argillite Lid Box by Glen Pollard
$849.00
Salmon Argillite Sculpture by Glen Pollard
$549.00
Raven and Frog Argillite Pipe by Glen Pollard
$649.00
Salmon Argillite Sculpture by Glen Pollard
$1,649.00
Eagle Frog Bear and Salmon Argillite Totem Pole by Glen Pollard
$1,349.00
SOLD- Eagle Argillite Lid Box by Glen Pollard
$749.00
Raven and Bear Argillite Totem Pole by Glen Pollard
$1,199.00
Raven Argillite by Glen PollardKiller Whale Argillite Sculpture by Glen PollardEagle and Frog Argillite Sculpture by Glen Pollard
$749.00
Sea Wolf Argillite Sculpture by Glen Pollard
$1,499.00
Eagle and Salmon Argillite Sculpture by Glen Pollard
$549.00
Argillite Totem Pole by Glen Pollard
$8,999.00
Argillite Raven Dancer by Glen Pollard - SOLDArgillite Raven and Bear Totem Pole by Glen Pollard
$1,875.00
Argillite Eagle by Glen Pollard
$999.00
Argillite Pipe by Glen Pollard
$749.00
Raven Argillite by Greg White
$2,899.00
SOLD - Argillite Haida Bear by Glen Pollard
Raven and Bear Argillite Totem Pole by Glen Pollard
$899.00
Bear Argillite Totem Pole by Glen Pollard
$599.00
Bear mother Argillite Box by Gryn White
$6,599.00
Argillite Totem Pole (2010) by Gryn White
$3,499.00
Raven and Beaver Argillite Totem Pole by Gryn White - SOLD
$2,100.00
Man Riding Killer Whale Searching For Kidnapped Wife
$9,999.00
Argillite Haida Whale by Glen Pollard - SOLDEagle, Salmon, Raven and Bear By Christopher Collison
$2,499.00
Eagle By Gryn White (Haida)
$210.00
Eagle By Gryn White (Haida)
$180.00
Bear By Gryn White
$189.00
Argillite Haida Margaret by Glen Pollard
$195.00
Argillite Haida Killer Whale
$179.00
Argillite Haida Hawk
$179.00
Argillite Haida Raven
$179.00
Argillite Haida Wolf
$219.00
Argillite Haida King Fisher-SOLD
$219.00
Argillite Haida Raven
$179.00
Argillite Haida Boar
$179.00
Argillite Haida Man
$199.00
Argillite Haida Salmon
$179.00
Argillite Haida Bear
$179.00
Argillite Haida Woman
$179.00
Argillite Haida Eagle
$179.00
Argillite Haida Seal
$179.00
Argillite Haida Pendant
$199.00
Argillite Haida Killer Whale Pendant -SOLD
$179.00
Argillite Haida Halibut Pendant
$179.00
Argillite Haida Salmon Pendant
$199.00
Argillite Haida Eagle Pendant
$179.00
Argillite Haida Wolf Pendant- SOLD
$219.00
Argillite Haida Bear Pendant
$179.00
Argillite Haida Raven Pendant
$189.00
Argillite Haida Raven Pendant
$199.00
Argillite Haida Pendant
$179.00
Argillite Haida Pendant
$179.00
Argillite Haida Eagle -SOLD
$179.00
Argillite Haida Wasco
$249.00
Argillite Haida Raven and Moon -SOLD
$249.00
Argillite Box by Gryn White - SOLD
$799.00