This coin purse features Denesuline artist Alex Janvier’s Morning Star, which is painted on the ceiling of a dome in the Canadian Museum of History. The centre of the piece represents the source of all creation, or the Morning Star, which the Denesuline people used as a travelling guide at night.
Janvier lived on Le Goff Reserve, in Cold Lake, Alberta, until he attended residential school starting at 8 years of age. He is often referred to as the first Indigenous modernist artist in Canada.
- Packaged in an elegant box with a protective pouch
- Artist’s signature appears on a fabric loop
- Zipper closure
- Synthetic leather
- Imported item
- 14 x 10 x 2.5 cm (5.5 x 4 x 1 inches)
- Matching wallet is also available