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The single most characteristic shape in all of Northwest Coast style art is the ovoid and these are some of it's variations, there are many more. They all follow the same rules effectively described by Bill Holm in his landmark book "Northwest Coast Indian Art: an analysis of form", 1965.  via Barry Herem FB

The single most characteristic shape in all of Northwest Coast style art is the ovoid and these are some of it's variations, described by Bill Hom via Barry Herem FB

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The single most characteristic shape in all of Northwest Coast style art is the ovoid and these are some of it's variations, there are many more. They all follow the same rules effectively described by Bill Holm in his landmark book "Northwest Coast Indian Art: an analysis of form", 1965. via Barry Herem FB

The single most characteristic shape in all of Northwest Coast style art is the ovoid and these are some of it's variations, described by Bill Hom via Barry Herem FB