Salmon Circle, Limited Edition Print

Salmon Circle, Limited Edition Print

lessLIE (Coast Salish - Cowichan)
Regular price CAD $275.00

"Salmon Circle In the spirit of spindle whorls, this contemporary Coast Salish design depicts a salmon in phases of it's spawning cycle. Salmon and spindle whorls have been integral to the perpetuation of Coast Salish cultures. Salmon have provided sustenance for Coast Salish people, while spindle whorls created the wool of wealth for Coast Salish people. The omission of a spindle hole in this design, as well as the subtle bleed from light to dark burgundy, symbolizes cultural change." -lessLIE

"Salmon are honored and celebrated by all coastal peoples: the fish serves as a powerful symbol of regeneration, self-sacrifice and perseverance. Shortages of salmon are traditionally attributed to human disrespect and refusal to listen to and live by the wisdom of their elders [including] exhibiting traditional rights of respect, such as placing all of Salmon's bones back into the river or sea after eating [i.e. - The first Salmon ceremonies of the Salish]. If this ritual is not observed, Salmon will not return, or will return dismembered and deformed" (Shearar 2000: 91). - Understanding Northwest Coast Art: A Guide to Crests, Beings and Symbols

Serigraph, Edition of 100



20"w X 20"h (51 x 51 cm)