Print Method: Giclée
Released: July 2013
In ancient times, many of our first ancestors appeared, not as humans, but as animals, birds and creatures from the sea. In the early myth time, they could remove their animal skins and walk as people upon the land. One such ancestor from the ‘Na̱mg̱is (Nimpkish) was named ‘Na̱mukustolis who first arrived as a great blue heron and soon transformed himself into a human.
He was warned that there was going to be a great flood that would cover the earth and that he should wait for an enormous sea monster named 'Na̱mx̱iyalegiyu to rise from the depths. The sea monster took ‘Na̱mukustolis under the water in order to protect him from the floods. When the waters had receded, Na̱mx̱iyalegiyu put ‘Na̱mukustolis onto the shore where he started the first Nimpkish village called X̱wa̱lkw and became the first ancestor of the ‘Na̱mg̱is people.
Later ‘Na̱mukustolis met Ḵ̓aniḵilakw, the Transformer. In a great battle of transformation, the two pitted their skills upon one another, transforming each other into ducks, mountains and kingfishers. Resigned to this stalemate, Ḵ̓aniḵilakw travelled on. Cognizant that Ḵ̓aniḵilakw might return, however, ‘Na̱mukustolis wondered what he should transform himself into for protection. At first he thought he should become a stone, but he quickly realized that stones will eventually crack. The he thought he should change into a big tree, but it occurred to him that trees will gradually fall and rot away. Eventually, he decided that he would become a great river and flow until the end of days. ‘Na̱mukustolis then took on the name Gwanalalis to reflect on this desire. Ḵ̓aniḵilakw could hear his thoughts so he returned and pushed on the forehead of Gwanalalis. He fell to the ground and became the great Nimpkish River, Gwa’ni, and was filled with fish so as to provide for his people.
In October of 2011, I was given the name of the great grandson of ‘Na̱mukustolis, Ḵ̓wa̱mxa̱laga̱lis. My great-great grandmother’s eldest brother, Fred Innis, also held this name. He carried a talking stick representing the great blue heron and held the winter dance name, Gwanalalis. All I can reflect on is that we have a history that is truly as beautiful as any sunset....
“Nimpkish Sunset” is a limited edition print using the giclée method of printmaking. This print was released in July of 2013 and printed by Andy Everson at Copper Canoe, the artist’s own studio in Comox B.C. A total of 109 prints bear the title "Nimpkish Sunset” and are signed by Andy Everson: 99 in the primary edition bearing the numbers 1/99 through 99/99; 9 Artist’s Proof; and 1 Printer’s Proof. The acid-free Moab Entrada 100% cotton rag paper measures 17 x 22 inches. Image size measures about 13.3 x 20 inches.
This 18 x 18" Pillow pairs perfectly with our smaller 12 x 18" lumbar pillow.
Sometimes you want product tabs that are unique to each product. You can split your product description into unique tab content by adding H6 headings between the paragraphs you want to split into tabs.
For example, if you have a paragraph about sizing, you would add an H6 heading with the word 'Size' above that paragraph.
The tab heading would be 'Size' and the tab content would be everything below the word Size.
Apparel Return & Exchange Policy
Not quite right? That’s OK. You can return online purchases by mailing it back to us:
Totem Design House
3250 Comox Rd
*Please Note: We do not pay for return shipping*
For apparel returns or exchanges, items must not be washed, worn or damaged. All original tags must be attached.
Within 14 days of the shipping date: you can exchange your item or receive a refund to the original method of payment. After 14 days: you can exchange your item. After 20 days: we will no longer accept returns or exchanges.
Within 14 days of the shipping date: you can exchange your item. Sorry, no refunds on sale or discounted items.
Return Refund & Processing
Your refund will be credited to the original method of payment
All refunds will be processed within 7 business days of receipt of your return package.
Problems With Your Order?
Received a damaged package?
Fortunately, we have not encountered more than a couple damaged orders, but please note Totem Design House is NOT responsible for damage during shipping. Please contact Canada Post and proceed with insurance process with the following link: Canada Post Insurance Claim
Shipping Delays: We are not responsible for shipping delays. Once orders are dropped off at Canada Post, packages are literally out of our hands and we have no more access to tracking than what the customer has. Use this link to submit a service ticket direct with Canada Post, as we unfortunately, are unable to assist you.
Click here for Canada Post Service Ticket
In cases when we are sold out on products and the order cannot be fulfilled, Totem Design House reserves the right to cancel the order and issue an immediate refund to the customer.
ABSOLUTELY NO RETURNS/EXCHANGES ON ART PRINTS, JEWELRY, AND SALE ITEMS.
Orders typically ship next business day
EXCEPTION: Large acrylic and canvas art pieces can take up to 3 weeks for production and we are not responsible for delays in shipping of those items.
Get tracking updates to follow your order until it arrives.
Get in touch
Questions about fit, fabrics, etc? Shoot us a message!