Welcome to Himwitsa Native Art Online Store
The Boutique Gallery Store Shop Advantage
By shopping at our place, in person or online, you ensure that the products you buy come from fair trade and support the work of cultural preservation. Rich with authenticity and deeply connected to thriving modern communities, our inventory is just one small glimpse into the unquantifiable value of the nation’s oldest artistic traditions. From historic legacies to boundary-pushing movements happening today, you can find it all here. Explore available pieces today and see what inspires your imagination.
Iconic First Nations Jewelry
Jewelry isn’t unique to First Nations cultures, but the artisanal quality and distinctive style seen in pieces by Native artists present a one-of-a-kind beauty! Steeped in history and crafted with care, each accessory is a story unto itself, embodying the living memory of rich communities! At House of Himwitsa, we showcase dozens of compelling pieces as part of our boutique gallery store shop.
Fairly traded from craftspeople across Canada’s many communities, these examples of First Nations jewelry comprise one of the world’s most interesting collections. We work to expand that collection each year, connecting cultures and fostering an appreciation for the craft of jewelry-making — and the people behind it.
First Nations Jewelry ~ Created with Care
One feature that sets Native craftsmanship apart is the tendency to work closely with every material and part of the process. A piece isn’t just a product or a hobby. It’s one thread in an endlessly diverse and ever-growing tapestry of stories, techniques, and trends. When you hold hand-engraved jewelry from a First Nations community, you can feel the history and resilience behind its creation! Just as important, you get a glimpse into the evolution and pride of modern Native Canadian communities, which continue to preserve traditions and innovate new ways of seeing the world today.
Intricate First Nations Carvings
When most people think of First Nations art, carvings are close to the first things that come to mind. While they’re just one of the vast expressions of creativity across Native communities, there’s a reason that these pieces tend to stand out in the imagination. They perfectly encapsulate a commitment to living with the land, taking the beauty of nature and blending it with the stories and styles of community culture.
First Nations carvings come in many forms, but they all share unique attention to detail and the ability to inspire the viewer. House of Himwitsa connects modern audiences with a wide range of wood carvings from the diverse cultures that make up Canada’s Native communities. Our collection includes masks, paddles, and other interesting pieces that each bring invaluable texture to the landscape of national art.
A Living Legacy
While it’s easy to think of First Nations art in a historical context, the pieces you see in our gallery aren’t relics. They bring vivid colour to the modern picture of complex, evolving, and engaged communities. We work with artists and community leaders to ensure fair trade practices and make our efforts part of supporting Native peoples! Explore the stories of the past, the artists of the present, and the movements that help shape the future by visiting us today.