Red Cedar - Owl Paddle - Ross Henderson - Kwakwaka'wakw

Owl - Yellow Cedar Paddle

Ross Henderson (Kwakwaka'wakw)
Regular price CAD $200.00

"As in other cultures, Northwest Coast people believe that Owl has great powers of wisdom, foreknowledge and perception... For many Kwakwaka'wakw, Owl symbolizes...ancestor spirits...[They] are identified by large, round eyes; a very short, hooked beak which comes to a V; and pointed ears, which may be prominent to emphasize acute hearing" (Shearar 2000: 80). - Understanding Northwest Coast Art: A Guide to Crests, Beings and Symbols

Hand-Carved Yellow Cedar & Acrylic

6"w x 1”d x 24“L



Currently, Ross resides in Fort Rupert, BC. As a teenager he was influenced by his brother, Jonathan Henderson. He works with Kwakwaka’wakw artist, Trevor Hunt, and has been seriously carving since 2002. In 2015, Ross was commissioned through Lattimer Gallery to create a special double-sided paddle to commemorate Rocky Mountaineer Train Tours’ 25th Anniversary. He works in a traditional Kwakwaka'wakw style, and enjoys carving masks, Hamat'sa masks, and paddles.