Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

“Killerwhale” Bottle


“This project became a real personal weaving challenge for me. The shape of the bottle made it very difficult for me to weave around.”

Loa Ryan

Loa Ryan

Loa Ryan

Gitlan, Tsimshian

(1939- )

Loa was born and raised in a Tsimshian village of Metlakatla, British Columbia in Canada. Loa is an enrolled member of the Metlakatla Band, Tsimshian Nation. She is the great, great, granddaughter of James Lequinisk, chief of the Gitlan tribe. Loa is of the house of Xpe Hanax, member of the Raven Clan (Ganhada).