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Bentwood Box depicting Beaver, 1972, by Patty Fawn

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Bentwood Box depicting Beaver, 1972, Patty Fawn, bentwood red cedar, pigment, 5" high x 4" wide x 4" deep

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Patty Fawn is the sister of the late reknowned carver and story-teller Don Lelooska and the third child and only daughter of Shona-Hah.

Patty's Kwakiutl name, means "precious as copper". The name suits her well. Patty's spontaneity, warmth, and loving concern for others endears her to all who meet her.

A gifted and versatile artist, Patty specializes in Northwest Coast Indian jewelry and small sculpture. She works with both traditional and contemporary designs, drawing upon the mythology of the Northwest Coast Peoples for inspiration. Her materials include fossilized ivory, silver, gold, bone, shell, antler, and occasionally wood. Of particular interest to collectors are Patty's special pieces and limited edition works cast in silver and gold from ivory originals.

Like all members of the Lelooska family, Patty has devoted considerable amounts of time to the educational programs held at their traditional cedar lodge in Ariel Washington which is opened to the public for nights of traditional storytelling and dancing. She is a talented dancer and adept at demonstrating Indian arts and crafts.


Patty is the mother of a daughter, Nakwesee and a son, Jay. Nakwesee is married to Augustus. They have continued the traditions of the family and are both jewelers and participate in the educational programs. Jamie and Dustin, Patty's two grandchildren by son Jay, also participate in the programs