Bear Mother and Her Husband: Gold 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 until, 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
Building upon the broad range of his expression, Bill Reid translated his original designs of animal crests into limited edition Serigraph, Lithograph, Woodcut prints and drawings.
This is a reproduction of one of those limited edition Serigraphs.
Gold Series: Cream, Double Matted Framed Art Card (Matte: 2 3/4")
Black Frame: 12"w x 14 1/2"h x 7/8"d (30cm x 36.5cm x 2.2cm)
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: While every effort will be made to ship this item without damage, there is always a risk in shipping glass.
*These are also available in a matted version: The matted art cards are lightweight, easy to ship and ready to frame.