Haida Beaver 'Ttsaang' - Copper Series, Matted Art CardBill Reid Gallery
As a crest, the Beaver has been claimed by most Haida families of the Eagle side. In Haida mythology, the Beaver is one of the Raven's adoptive uncles, from whom he stole the house itself and all its surroundings - the lake, the stream, all fish that swam in them, the fish trap, and so on. He is the symbol of prodigious renewable wealth.
The two most identifying symbols are the two are incisor teeth and the scaly tail, which Reid depicted as a small human being drawn up against the stomach. He is also shown carrying a chewing stick in his front paws that have fingers.
Copper Series, Cream Matted Art Card
11"w x 14"h (28 x 35 cm)
*These beautiful matted art cards are light weight, easy to ship and ready to frame.