Signs of Lekwungen - Lower Causeway

Location DetailsLower Causeway in front of Fairmont Empress Hotel
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site marker 2.5 metres in height; weight 1000 pounds
Carving: close-grain red cedar was used to carve the whorls. Bronze castings: made as a disk, anchored to a brown powder-coated aluminum pole.
This artwork depicts the spindle whorl, a tool traditionally used by Coast Salish women to spin wool - considered to be the foundation of a Coast Salish family. The concept for the base was developed by Heritge Planner Richard Linzey. The base's top is inscribed with the traditional place name, phonetically in Lekwungen as well as English.
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