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The Caribou Husband (1990)

Wood Engraving
Dale DeArmond
Artist's Edition: 50
Edition of Artist Proofs: 5

Paper type: Archival quality
Print size: 7 ½" x 9"
Image size: 5" x 6"

Hand pulled by the artist from the original endgrain maple block on an Ettan etching press at Juneau, Alaska, July, 1990.

Editor's note: there is a colored version of this print; it may be titled as "The Caribou Husband II."

An Athabascan folktale from the Yukon River country. A woman married a caribou and after a time she wanted to visit her family. The husband told his wife not to let anyone look at him when he was asleep after they arrived at her family home. Late the first night at home the woman's brother saw the caribou lying beside his sister and was going to kill it but the woman woke in time to stop him and explain that the caribou was her husband.

Original price: $45.00