Welcome to Alcheringa Gallery. Leaders in Northwest Coast Contemporary Indigenous Fine Art.

Shaman's Neckring by Shawn KarpesShaman's Neckring by Shawn Karpes
Move your mouse over image or click to enlarge

Shaman's Neckring

Availability: This Item Is Sold - Please Contact Us to Enquire About A Commission From This Artist

Quick Overview

with custom display frame by Shawn
Enquire about this Artwork


"This necklace was inspired by a Haida Shaman's collar depicted in the book, People of the Totem. The original Haida piece was partially made from 'bone game' sticks, along with a number of different creatures. It is difficult to describe why I felt compelled to carve this piece. I have always been fascinated by Shamanic objects and like to capture the essence of such things. For me, they portray the mystery and power of history. Looking for balance, I included aspects - spirits - shadows - figures - from the four realms of the Native cosmos (sky, sea, spirit, and mortal). I will not try to describe each piece; each has its own story, traditionally and personally. Traditionally, when a Shaman performs rituals, he displays his spirit helpers in the forms of masks, rattles, charms, etc. This is a contemporary piece, but I hope it captures other interests, eyes and good spirits." --Shawn Karpes

Artwork Information

Location Canada
Region Northwest Coast
Artist Shawn Karpes
NWC Nation N/A
Date Created 2004
Dimensions circumference 26" (custom frame 19" x 22")
Materials & Edition yellow cedar, trade beads, leather, red cedar display frame

Artwork Contact

Contact Information

  • Refresh

* Required Fields