09/25/2013 11:09 EDT | Updated 11/25/2013 05:12 EST

Erotic aboriginal art show celebrates native sexuality

A new art exhibition celebrating native erotica opens in Vancouver Wednesday night.

"There is a lot of eroticism, but it's just never seen very often outside of our community and even behind closed doors," said co-curator Kwiaahwah Jones.

The exhibition includes woven pieces of clothing, suggestive carvings and two traditional headdresses, which were used to shame a cheating spouse.

Jones and her co-curator, Haida artist Gwaai Edenshaw, say that part of the reason for the exhibit is to have a bit of a laugh about sexuality.

RezErect:Native Erotica is located at the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art and is open Wednesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.