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NINSTINTS - series of 7 lithographs by Judi Wild-
BACK TO NINSTINTS
(Ninstence, Sung Gwai)
Ninstints is the earliest recorded Haida village of the Southern Queen
Charlotte Islands & was originally called Sung Gwai. It is located in a
sheltered bay on the Eastern side of Anthony Island, which is a
relatively small island at the south western tip of the Queen
It was used only as an outpost after the late 1800's
following a devastating epidemic of smallpox which almost totally
depopulated the village. In 1981 Ninstints was declared a World Heritage
site - of global importance to the history of Mankind, by the UNESCO
committee in Sydney, Australia.
Judi Wild has captured the natural beauty of these ancient monuments. With the deepest respect for the ancient Haida carvers - she has portrayed their design work as accurately as she was able, using nothing more than a combination of a collection of old black & white photos mostly from the very early 1900's and her vivid imagination.
Interior pole at back of House no. 17
This Ninstints series of 7 has been accepted into the National Archives of Canada It is an honor that Judi's work has been recognized as having historical value.
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