Monday, May 08, 2006

Old Northwest Coast Indian Art Sells Well at Auctions

Last September in Cincinnati, Ohio, there were some Northwest Coast Indian art pieces that sold quite well at Cowan's Auctions. A Tlingit chief's hat made of wood, copper and shell sold for $16,657 US while a Kwakwaka'wakw totem pole 79 inches high sold for $6,325 US. A Northwest Coast Indian doll sold for $4,600 US while a second one sold for $4,312 US. Although not Northwest, a Canadian Montagnais-Naskapi aboriginal mask sold for $5,175 US.

This may imply that investing in good quality Northwest Coast Indian art is worthwhile. For contemporary pieces available, see Northwest Coast Indian Art at Free Spirit Gallery.

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