The Magic Butterfly (1990)

Wood Engraving w/blind embossing
Dale DeArmond
Edition of 50
Edition of A/P: 5

Paper type: Archival quality
Print size: 8" x 9"
Image size: 5" x 6" (includes embossing)
Image size: 3 ¾" x 5"

AKA: The Girl Who Went to the Sky
AKA: Baby Brother Sees a Pretty Butterfly

Hand pulled by the artist from the original endgrain maple block and hand cut embossing plate on an Ettan etching press at Juneau, Alaska, June, 1990.

Editor's note: some prints are not embossed. Illustrated in the book Tales From the Dena: Indian Stories from the Tanana, Koyukuk & Yukon Rivers.

An Athabascan folktale from the Yukon River country. A baby sees a butterfly and his sister runs after it to catch it for him and runs clear up into the sky where she is captured by Spider Woman for a wife for her youngest son. But the girl grieves so for her family that Spider Woman eventually spins a long thread and lowers the girl back to earth.

Original price: $45.00