Northwest Pacific coast Haida art Salmon

redhomestead

Zaanstad, Netherlands

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You can’t go wrong with Northwest coast Haida art, it’s been popular for decades.These First Nations designs are ideal for apparel and always look good.

Formline is an indigenous art made by the First Nation people of Northwest coast of North America. The term formline is invented by Bill Holm. We use the word since 1965, but the art is many hundreds of years old.

The idea is to create a flowing continuous line with increasing and decreasing thickness. We get negative spaces with a dominant black outline. The negative spaces are filled with formline type ornaments or elements. The main forms are ovoids, U forms and S forms. With these forms the artist composes a complete formline.

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