Sacred Cedar – Inspired By Emily Carr

Mural Routes Member(s): Chemainus Festival of Murals Society Completed: 2016

Dimensions: 3.66m x 2.44m (12’ x 8’)

Best Viewed: In the lane between Utopia Bakery and Bonnie Martin Restaurant

“Emily Carr Series #4: Sacred Cedar – Inspired By Emily Carr”

The canoes and totems featured in this mural were carved from cedar. Cedar had a special significance in the culture and traditions of the Northwest Coast First Nations. Yellow cedar, being more pliable, was used for clothing — such as cloaks, and swaddling cloths for infants — as well as storage baskets for food. Red cedar was used for baby cradles, First Nations homes, and dugout canoes for transportation and fishing, and the iconic totems. This mural contains a reproduction Emily Carr’s Blunden Harbour.

(Please drop by the Chemainus Visitors Centre to buy your Official Mural Guide. Proceeds from the sale go to the Chemainus Festival of Murals Society).

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Location: A-9780 Willow St., Chemainus BC. V0R1K0 Get Directions