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Sacred Cedar – Inspired By Emily Carr

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

Producer: Chemainus Festival of Murals Society

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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).

For More Information: More about this project

Where to Find This Mural

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