North West Coast Native Art
Welcome to a world of story telling. A world of legends passed down through the millennia from father to son, mother to daughter, elder to youth. Welcome to the rich tapestry of cultures that make up the Indigenous people of British Columbia and North America
We live in a place in the world where the native people have lived in harmony with the land and creatures for thousands of years and have learned to communicate and express their legends and history in many ways including through their artwork.
At Nicol Street Pawnbrokers we are proud to offer a large collection of north west coast native art consisting of hand carved bent wood boxes, masks, plaques, paddles, paintings and prints and of course sterling silver and gold jewellery including our popular Spirit Beads. While most of our art consists of works by artists from the three main Vancouver Island bands, the Coast Salish, (East coast Vancouver Island) the Nu-cha-nulth (West Coast), and the Kwakuitl, (North Island) we also see pieces from Haida Gwaii and Tsimshian artists. You'll find our inventory as diverse and unique as the peoples who created it.
Perfect Gift Idea
If you're looking for the perfect gift idea, nothing is more special or unique than a piece of North West Coast Native Art. After all you won't find it anywhere else in the world! So come down to Nicol Street Pawnbrokers seven day a week at 124 Nicol Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia because at NSP we're Native art and more!