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Jimmy Mickey - Wolf Bowl ID#5303


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Jimmy is from the Nuu chah Nulth First Nations Territory Located on Vancouver Island. Jimmy hand carved this Wolf Bowl out of Alder Wood. The measurements are 8" in Height by 7" in Width by 11.5" in Length. ID#5303 Shipping is not included in the price. We will package up your order get an exact amount for the shipping. You will receive an invoice from us via PAYPAL. Once the shipping has been paid we will mail out your parcel and forward you a tracking number if one was provided. The Wolf. As Wolves mate for life and live in close family units usually traveling in packs, they are regarded as a family-oriented symbol in West Coast Native culture. The Native Symbol or Totem the Wolf represents loyalty, strong family ties, good communication, education, understanding and intelligence. Of all land animals the Wolf has the strongest supernatural powers and is the most accomplished hunter. The Wolf is a very social and communicative creature; he uses body movement, touch and sound. The First Nations had great respect for Wolves because of their alikeness. Both Natives and Wolves hunt, gather, defend and even educate their tribe or pack. The Wolf has always been respected as a very family oriented animal because he mates for life, watches and protects his young until they are old enough to be independent and protects the elders. Hunters would carve or paint lightning snakes with the head of Wolves on their canoes in belief that the hunting skills of the Wolves would help their hunting skills on the water. Some native people believe that wolves are the reincarnation of dead hunters, and they are frequently impersonated at ceremonies as Wolves. If direction and purpose are lacking in life, when clarity and persistence are needed, the steadfast determination of the Wolf can overcome fear, indecision and confusion. Healers often take the form of the Wolf in their ritual work. Wolves are fierce, loyal, independent and well able to offer support on the most challenging healing journey Wolves traditionally inhabit all regions of the #Northwest #Coast First Nations People respect the wolf for its strength, agility, intelligence and capacity for devotion. The wolf’s vocal range and communicative powers are impressive, and Northwest Coast people traditionally believe in the potency and magic of speech and song. Wolf is sometime an agent of transformation, and is a popular figure in crest, story and shamanic art. In some legends, four wolf cubs survived the great flood by climbing to the peak of a high mountain. After the waters receded, they howled loudly to find out if any other survivor existed. Humans heard the cries, and the young wolves entered the human community. Other myths and legends recount similar tales of adoption by Wolves and of Wolves. Wolf Mother is sometimes depicted with human child. Wolf is a principal crest of many prominent Northwest Coast families. Among the Tlingit, Wolf is an alternative to Eagle as the crest of one of the two main clans. Among most Tsimshian groups, wolf is one of four main clans. Wolf Den and even Wolf Bath House appear as crest among far northern clans. In Some regions, Wolf is credited with teaching men the secrets of whaling. In all regions, Wolf serves as an inspiration and a charm for hunters often have Wolf spirit guides, Warrior societies and their ceremonies may exhibit Wolf as a central participant. In Some legends, the first Killer whale is said to have appeared when a Supernatural White Wolf entered the sea and transformed. Wolf and Killer Whale are known as intimate relations, exhibiting similar coloring, similar pack behaviors and similar skill in hunting. Many legends describe Wolf’s ability to transform into Killer Whale, and vice versa. Wolf is usually identified by a long snout with nostrils; long, sharp teeth with prominent fangs; tall, narrow ears; ovoid eyes; clawed feet; and a long, curled and/ or bushy tail. Wolf may feature an extended tongue, which often curls upward. Wolf representations often feature Killer Whale motifs, a convention that indicates either a Sea Wolf depiction, or – if the figure is fully Wolf- the significant relation-ship that exists between these two creatures. The Wolf crest is a result of an ancestor who visited the houses of the wolves where he was taught certain songs and dances. Upon returning home, he discovered that he had been away for four years, although he thought it had only been four days. He found that he was possessed by the spirits of the Wolves. In ceremonies, the Wolf dance portrayed the kidnapping for the original visit, and the remainder was a vivid dramatization of his rescue from the Wolf spirit influence. Of all the animals, Wolves have the strongest supernatural powers. They are the most proficient hunters of land animals and were greatly respected for their cleverness. A whale hunter would paint a Lightning Snake on his canoe and then paint over it. The Lightning Snake has the head of a Wolf because it is revered for its cunning hunting prowess. Although it was unseen by the whale, the power of its presence on the canoe would aid the hunter to make a strike. Since Wolves might bestow this hunting prowess on people, they were often called upon as spirit helpers. The Coast Salish believed that Wolves were the spirits of deceased hunters. The Kwakiutl considered them to be ancestors, and frequently impersonated them in religious ceremonies.$1,500.00
Mark Mickey - Frog Bowl ID#5307


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Mark is from the Nuu chah Nulth First Nations Territory Located on Vancouver Island. Mark hand carved this Frog Bowl out of Yew Wood. The measurements are 1.5" in Height by 6" in Width by 6.1/4" in Length. ID#5307 Shipping is not included in the price. We will package up your order get an exact amount for the shipping. You will receive an invoice from us via PAYPAL. Once the shipping has been paid we will mail out your parcel and forward you a tracking number if one was provided. $475.00
Mark Mickey - Seal Bowl ID#5306


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Mark is from the Nuu chah Nulth First Nations Territory Located on Vancouver Island. Mark hand carved this Seal Bowl out of Alder Wood. The measurements are 7.1/4" in Height by 10" in Width by 21" in Length. ID#5306 Shipping is not included in the price. We will package up your order get an exact amount for the shipping. You will receive an invoice from us via PAYPAL. Once the shipping has been paid we will mail out your parcel and forward you a tracking number if one was provided. $2,500.00
Steve Smith Abstraci Design Bowl ID#5301


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Steve is from the Dlak Kwagila First Nations Territory located in British Columbia. Steve hand painted the bowl and was lathed out of Alder Wood. The measurements are 10" in Height by 12" in Width by 14" in Length. ID#5301 Shipping is not included in the price. We will package up your order get an exact amount for the shipping. You will receive an invoice from us via PAYPAL. Once the shipping has been paid we will mail out your parcel and forward you a tracking number if one was provided. $4,500.00
Victor West - Eagle Bowl ID#5305


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Victor West is of Tlingit, Cree and Irish ancestry. All details of his work are meticulously carved in precise relief and finished with clean and sharp paint work. He prides himself in his work which he pursues enthusiastically. Victor used Yellow Cedar and Abalone for the inlay. The measurements are 5.1/4" in Height by 7 in Width" by 8.5" in Length. ID#5305 All prices are in Canadian Funds. Shipping is not included in the price. We will package up your order get an exact amount for the shipping. You will receive an invoice from us via PAYPAL. Once the shipping has been paid we will mail out your parcel and forward you a tracking number if one was provided. The Eagle. The Native Symbol of Eagle is known as “The master of skies” and is a symbol of great significance. He is believed to be the creature with the closest relationship with the creator. By soaring great heights, he can travel between the physical world and the spiritual world. He is said to be a messenger to the creator. Unlike the raven’s ability to send messages down, the eagle sends messages and prayers to the Creator. If an Eagle was seen during a prayer session it was a sign of having a prayer accepted if a prayer needed immediate attention from the creator an eagle feather would be held up towards the sky. Although every part of the eagle has separate and significant meanings, the Eagle as a whole signifies focus, great strength, peace, leadership and incredible prestige. The wings of an eagle symbolize the balance and co-dependency between females and males, and how each gender must work united in order to achieve harmonious results. Eagle feathers and down are sacred: traditionally, shamans believed in their healing powers and used them in a variety of ceremonial and ritual contexts, such as honoring a respected guest. The eagle feather plays a substantial part in religious and shamanic practices and ceremonies. The feathers were only allowed to be worn by people who had earned the privilege. For example warriors that had done extremely well in battles would have a feather rewarded to them. The eagle feather transmits strength; it gives the ability to speak honestly from the heart, without hurt or anger. The middle vane in the feather symbolizes the path that every man walks in their life time, and every barb that comes of the middle vane symbolizes the choices we all have in life, and that every choice we make is attached to the middle or main path that we take. Eagle down is scattered in entrances as a friendly welcome when people of great importance come and it is also often used in dances. Besides being a member of many different clans, every descendant from the Northwest Coast First Nations belongs to either a Raven or Eagle Clan. The membership is always defined by which clan the individuals mother belonged to. The bald eagle is common all along the coast, while the golden eagles live mainly in mountainous regions. Eagles are large birds of prey with impressive hunting and fishing skills Eagle is one of the most important beings in the art and mythology. It is respected for its intelligence and power, as well as its extraordinary vision, in both the literal and figurative senses. In many regions, Eagle clan families are traditionally the most prominent, and Eagle chefs the most powerful. Eagle in myth are, likewise, usually noble characters. Eagle spirits are associated with lofty ideals and the pursuit of freedom. Eagle is revered as a powerful hunter. Groups of mythical Eagles may gather for co-operative whale hunting expeditions, since, unlike the giant Thunderbird, eagle may often be depicted with salmon, one of its favorite foods. In some Haida myth and legends, eagle and Raven are close companions and serve as alter egos to one another. They are two halves of the great whole, often divided and often united. Although they are technically equals, the Trickster Raven is the better know. Eagle and Raven are the two clans among the Haida and Tlingit. Eagle is one of four main crests among the Tsimshian, and one of three major Heiltsuk crests. In the art, eagle is identified by a powerful beak whose upper half ends in a strong downward curve, which may re-curve, or hook back toward the body. Eagles have no ears, or small ears (which may indicate magic powers and the intention to depict a Supernatural Eagle). Often Eagle is shown with ovoid eyes; split U feather, wing and tail feather motifs; and sharp curved talons. Eagle spirit helpers and supernatural Eagles often feature either a prominent “crown” of feather or two curly protuberances atop head.$1,125.00
Victor West - Octopus Bowl ID#5308


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Victor West is of Tlingit, Cree and Irish ancestry. All details of his work are meticulously carved in precise relief and finished with clean and sharp paint work. He prides himself in his work which he pursues enthusiastically. Victor used Yellow Cedar and Abalone for the inlay. The measurements are 1" in Height by 7 in Width" by 7" in Length. ID#5308 All prices are in Canadian Funds. Shipping is not included in the price. We will package up your order get an exact amount for the shipping. You will receive an invoice from us via PAYPAL. Once the shipping has been paid we will mail out your parcel and forward you a tracking number if one was provided. The Octopus. Myths speak if giant devilfish monsters that occasionally devour canoes and sometimes even entire villages. Octopus is a powerful potential sea spirit helper, often shown in complex compositions involving other creatures. In some tribal cultures, eight is considered a magic and auspicious number, which adds to the appeal and power of Octopus. Octopus is a servant of Kumugwe’, chief of the undersea world, and is also a symbol of great wealth in Kwakwaka’wakw mythology. Octopus is identified by long tentacles that have round marks, often in double rows, representing suckers. They have a fluid and invertebrate body with a round high head with large eyes and a short beaked like mouth. Tentacles and rows of suckers often appear elsewhere on it as decorative motifs or visual puns, they may also form anatomical elements such as eyebrows on the faces and bodies of other creatures to indicate transformational abilities and shared spirit power.$225.00



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