The Bear Mother - Gold Series, Framed Art CardBill Reid (Haida)
The Bear Mother legend is an epic in which a Haida woman, while picking berries, was kidnapped by some beads who held her captive in their village util, impressed by her aristocratic appearance and demeanor, accepted her as the wife of a ranking prince. From this union, twin half-human half-bear cubs were born. One day the sound of hunting dogs was heard and it was deducted that they belonged to the woman's brothers who were trying to rescue her. Realizing that only thorough his sacrifice could the bear clan be established among the Haidas, the Bear father agreed to emerge from his cave and allow himself to be killed in a ceremonial duel, thus permitting his wife and children to return to human habitation. "The greatest of all the sagas of the Northwest Coast people is the tragic, noble tale of Bear Mother and the founding of the Bear family of the Raven side of the clan grouping of the Haida." - Bill Reid
Gold Series, Framed Art Card (with glass)
12" x 14 1/4" x 7/8" (30 x 36 x 2.2 cm)
Printed and made in Canada.
This beautiful framed art card comes framed, includes a biography that is attached to the back and is ready to hang.
*Please note that this is a framed glass item and we will make every effort to take precautions to prevent damage during shipping but there is always a risk when shipping glass. At this time, we cannot cover the cost of items damaged during shipping.