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Salish Bracelet [print] by lessLIESalish Bracelet [print] by lessLIE
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Salish Bracelet [print]

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"Coast Salish bracelets, collected only in the 18th and 19th centuries, were made of goat horn. Most of these bracelets had what some scholars believed to be decorative, non-representational designs. As a contemporary Coast Salish artist, it it my contention that these designs were an ambiguous and abstract way of visually expressing the Coast Salish world view. For this reason, in the center of this design, I have placed two ambiguous, visually vague faces, which are flanked by abstract, "decorative" designs. these aesthetic principles are not mere aesthetic principles they are actual principles to live by in lIFe these motifs are not mere motifs they are actual cultural beliefs to live by in lIFe these designs are not mere designs they are actual cultural interpretations of the grand designs of the cosmos" --lessLIE

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Location Canada
Region Northwest Coast
Artist lessLIE
NWC Nation N/A
Date Created 2007
Dimensions 8.75" x 24"
Materials & Edition serigraph edition of 100

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