Chess Set

The Canadian Museum of Civilization has created a line of replicas that are from its own catalogued collection. What is unique about this line is that they are the only authentic molded replicas of true native works available. With every piece, royalties are made to the family and/or tribe of the artists. Each piece was originally made from the work of prominent artists of the Haida (Haisla) villages along the Queen Charlotte Islands. As always, Sa-Cinn mythology cards come with each piece.

The pieces are black to represent the slate stone called argillite. This stone comes from only a certain area of the Queen Charlotte Islands. As Europeans came with metal tools, the Haisla carved argillite for means of trade. Many collections of such marvelous works of art have graced museums. Until now, this collection had not been recreated and made available for the public to see and enjoy.