Canada`s oldest form of art is Inuit Carvings. These carving were being done way before the group of seven existed or before Tom thomson, Emily Carr or even Cornelius Krieghoff painted their first oil painting. Native art has seen a slight rise in value and is beginning to be more widely recognized in the 1990`s but hit a peek in the late 2000`s right around the stock market drop. It`s taken Native art a bit longer to recover than something like Canadian art that picked right up where it left off and has steadily increased in value since. Native art is at a place right now that we feel there are great deals to be had and if your looking for an investment piece I don't think you can do much better than buying a well done Native Art piece. Primitive Inuit Soapstone is always highly sought after but knowing what to buy and when to is key in getting the best value possible.