Needle & Arts Centre
Irene Klar Artwork
Home
Store Overview
The Yarn Store
Functional Pottery
Gallery Shopping
Gifts and Decor
Needlework Corner
About Us
Our Location
Contact / Order
Links and News
Policies and Perks
Site Map

Irene Klar: Counting Stars
Irene Klar's latest etching "Counting Stars "

 
People, their textiles, pattern decoration and colours serve as inspiration for Irene Klar's artwork. Her interest in universal design elements has taken her on far reaching travels around the world from Alaska to Australia, from Guatemala and Peru to Morocco. These themes are incorporated into her paintings and prints, which are full of the intense colours of the marketplaces.
 
We carry Irene's Etchings and Posters for a number of years with a growing fan community and focus on her indigenous Northwest patterns. Now we are glad to add high quality gift and decor items which feature Irene Klar's distinct artwork.
 
We do mail orders to Canada, the US and to any other destination!


Klar Etching: Dreamseekers
Irene Klar: Dreamseekers II
Etching, image 12" x 4"
 
professionaly framed, wood frame (photo on request)
 
Irene Klar works in the print medium creating original limited edition etchings. All etchings are done by the artist on zinc or copper plates. Proofs are inked and pulled by hand, one at a time. Supplemental colours may be added to the print by the artist using watercolours. All etchings are printed on acid-free rag paper.

 
$224
 
$418


Klar Print: Potlatch Passage
Irene Klar: Potlatch Passage
Open Edition Print, image 39" x 11"
 
professionaly framed, metal frame (photo on request)
 
Poster printed to superior standards on Teton or Quintessence acid free paper. These quality paper stocks are 80 - 100 lb. weight.

 
$35
 
$225


Klar Print: Ksan

Irene Klar: Ksan
Open Edition Print, image 32.5" x 8"
 
professionaly framed, metal frame (photo on request)
 
Poster printed to superior standards on Teton or Quintessence acid free paper. These quality paper stocks are 80 - 100 lb. weight.

 
$35
 
$225

Klar: click to enlarge picture
Klar Print: Caretakers of the Earth

Irene Klar: Caretakers of the Earth
Open Edition Print, image 24.75" x 16 "
professionaly framed, metal frame (photo on request)
 
All ages gather together and share the experience of watching their stories retold. Winter ceremonies might include the bird/creature masks in Hamatsa dance such as the Raven and Crooked-Beak. These masks feature hinged mandibles. Kwakiutl potlatch ceremonies can only be held with a tremendous amount of help and cooperation from the entire village. Guests might number in the hundreds and ceremonies can last from 24 hours to well over a week. The brown borders are representative of the sides of the classic bentwood box. The lid is embellished with discs of mother-of-pearl.

 
$25
$175


Klar Print: Chief Patterns
Irene Klar: Chief Patterns
Open Edition Print, image 13.5" x 39.75"
 
professionaly framed, metal frame (photo on request)
 
These bold blanket designs are known as Chief Patterns and are woven by the Navajo of Arizona and New Mexico. They typically have strong black and white horizontal stripes interrupted in 9 points by a geometric coloured pattern. These are at the top and bottom comers and the midpoint in between on each side, then at the top, middle, and bottom on the centreline. The patterns are halved on the edges of the blanket and are made complete when the wearer draws the two edges together as the blanket is wrapped around the body. The lid is embellished with discs of mother-of-pearl.

 
$30
 
$235

Klar: click to enlarge picture
Klar Print: Mokasin Trail

Irene Klar: Mokasin Trail
Open Edition Print, image 19" x 39"
professionaly framed, metal frame (photo on request)
 
Irene Klar was asked to create a poster painting for The Trans-Canada Trail Foundation. Her response was "The Moccasin Trail" symbolic of the long history of travel across this country from east to west and north to south. The first trail was made on foot.
The people depicted represent the many tribes of Canada from east on the right hand side to west on the left side: Micmacs in the Maritimes (included are a Micmac porcupine quill box and an appliqued child's hat), the Algonquin, Sioux, Woodland Cree (typical embroidered cradleboard), the Blackfoot of the southern prairie wearing a Hudson's Bay company trade blanket, and the Haida in a button robe at the extreme left (west).

 
$40
$265

Klar: click to enlarge picture
Klar Print: Chamula Market

Irene Klar: Chamula Market
Open Edition Print, image 21" x 39.5"
professionaly framed, metal frame (photo on request)
 
Chamula is a small village in the state of Chiapas in southeastern Mexico next to the Guatemalan border. The women of Chamula can easily be recognised in the market town of San Cristobal de las Casa as they wear distinctive blue cotton shirts with red and white rickrack trim. Their clothing reflects a huge range of blues. The border of "Chamula Market" is taken from several finger-woven sashes from the area.

 
$40
$295

click to enlarge picture
NEW: Cushion Covers

NEW to the store: Cushion Covers
Cushion Covers are hand embroidered in India using 100% wool on heavy gauge cotton. Each piece is individually done and is based on an Irene Klar design.

Select from a number of designs by going to this link.

$59.95

click to enlarge picture
Silk Scarf "Button Button"

NEW to the store: Silk Scarves
Working with master silk artists in India, Irene Klar has developed several beautiful scarf designs. Each is painted by hand on 100% silk crepe. The finished scarf measures 1.2 m square (app.44" square) and is large enough to be draped across the shoulders, pulled elegantly around the hips or tied creatively to be used as a blousy jacket.

Design: Button Button
 

$90

click to enlarge picture
Silk Scarf: "Legends"

NEW to the store: Silk Scarves
Design is based on Irene Klar's artwork. The finished scarf measures 1.2 m square (app.44" square) and is large enough to be draped across the shoulders, pulled elegantly around the hips or tied creatively to be used as a blousy jacket.

Design: Legends

$90

click to enlarge picture
Silk Scarf: "Crossing Straights"

NEW to the store: Silk Scarves
Design is based on Irene Klar's artwork. Hand painted on 100% silk crepe. The finished scarf measures 1.2 m square (app.44" square)

Design: Crossing Straights

$90

click to enlarge picture
Irene Klar: Book
"COMMON THREADS: THE ETCHINGS OF IRENE KLAR"

This beautiful 88 page book contains 40 full-colour plates of etchings by Irene Klar. A comprehensive foreword by noted curator and art historian Roger Boulet includes detailed background information on printmaking and on Irene Klar's place in that world. The reader will not only gain a unique insight into the life and work of Irene Klar, but will learn how original etchings are created and what distinguishes them from limited edition art reproductions.

Well known for her sensitive and subtle celebration of indigenous peoples from around the world, their textiles and patterns, this is the first book which captures the essence of Irene Klar's art. It is a fascinating book to own, and will make a wonderful gift for those who love fine art.

 

$35


Klar: Coasters

Irene Klar: Coasters
There are four high quality, 4 x 4", laminated, cork-backed coasters in each package. Sets of 4 identical coasters or an assortment of 4 coasters can be ordered.
 
Select from a number of designs by going to this link.

$15


Klar: Lacquer Boxes

Irene Klar: Lacquer Boxes
These finely crafted boxes are made from wood and paper-mache following a time-honoured fashion. Irene went to Kashmir to work with artisans there. Each box is hand made from paper mache. The surface is then handpainted copying one of Irene Klar's designs. The entire surface of the box is then glazed with three coats of lacquer to protect it and provide its characteristic lustre.
 
oblong 8"x3"
More designs available. Contact us!

$34


Klar: Fridge Magnets

Irene Klar: Fridge Magnets
We offer a selection of unique multidimensional fridge magnets. Each features a distinctive art image from Irene Klar.
 
Select from a number of magnets designs by going to this link.
Mostly Haida related designs (with *)  are in stock, others have to be ordered in.

$6


Klar: Journals

Irene Klar: Journals
Irene has collaborated with Indian village artisans to produce these beautifully crafted journals. Not only is each one made by hand but the paper is made from 100% recycled cotton rag. Each journal features an Irene Klar watercolour reproduction within the cover's window. The journals are excellent for writing or drawing and make a perfect keepsake. 
 
Select from a number of magnets designs by going to this link.

$15


Klar Cards: Bentwood

Irene Klar: Art Cards and Hasty Notes
Many Irene Klar images are available on fine art note cards and hastynotes. Most of the note cards are 5" x 7". The hasty-notes measure 4" x 5" and come in clear vinyl wallets, six cards and envelopes to a packet.

Cards:
Hasty-note packet:
CDN $4.00
CDN $8.00

 

 
We carry Irene Klar's Etchings and Posters and focus on her indigenious Northwest patterns. Now we are glad to add high quality gift and decor items which feature Irene Klar's distinct artwork.
 
We do mail orders to Canada, the US and to any other destination!

All prices in Canadian $
To place your order, read our policies first and then go to Contact Us. Pay easy and secure with PayPal or by phoning       1-888-588-7834 for your order and credit card information.

Discover Campbell River, BC - The Waterfront Shopping Destination!