Description: 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.
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.
Size: 12x4x4 Inches
Style: Argillite - carbonaceous shale