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Petroglyph Gallery is the home of authentic Nuxalk Art. Located in Bella Coola, British Columbia, Canada, Petroglyph Gallery houses a collection of Northwest Coast Native Art specializing in the art done by the people of the Nuxalk First Nation.

The masks, paddles, plaques, spoons and jewelry created by Nuxalk artists are more than just beautiful, they also contain a ceremonial and cultural significance that has been passed down for hundreds of years.

I hope you enjoy viewing our collection of fine masks, carvings, moccasins and jewelry. To place an order just e-mail us at sbradt@petroglyphgallery.ca and if you ever make it to one of the most beautiful places on earth be sure to stop in and say hello.

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Last Updated - July 27, 2013


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Salmon – the bounty of the salmon made the Northwest Coast culture possible. The eggs in our salmon image symbolize the life giving power of this amazing animal.

Our logo is the creation of Nuxalk artist Skip Saunders. This original work of art is his composite interpretation of the famous Bella Coola rock carvings which are a short hike from our gallery location. The exact purpose and meaning of the carvings have been lost but their beauty and mystery attract thousands of visitors to this sacred site every year.

Killer Whale – symbol of beauty and power. Killer Whale is traveler and guardian. Among some cultures they are thought to be the reincarnation of ancestors.

Thunder – one of the central figures in Nuxalk Mythology. The story of Thunder describes “a figure resembling a man, with a weird non-human face, who carried in each hand a huge rock crystal” (McIlwraith) The figure struck the crystals together to create the sound of thunder and the flash of lightening.

Frog – revered for its ability to transform, frog represents good fortune and is a symbol of magic.