Gwich'in Art

Gwich’in art is a representation of culture and identity, connection to homeland and the traditional knowledge that has been passed down from one generation to the next. It serves as an important symbol of nationhood. It weaves together traditional knowledge and practice, reflected in in the tanned hide, the floral motifs, the porcupine quills, furs, and dinvi’ (silverberry) seeds gathered from the land, as well as carefully sourced antique and vintage beads. These pieces showcase long traditions of Gwich’in creativity and artistry, grounded in cultural pride, family practice, and a deep connection to the land.