Haida Raven - XUUYA - Framed Art Card

Haida Raven - XUUYA - Framed Art Card

Bill Reid (Haida)
Regular price CAD $35.00

At the heart of the Haida intellectual world is the Raven, the culture hero who is responsible for dispelling darkness and discovering mankind.

Encompassing all fo the classical element sof the Haida art tradition, Bill Rei'd Raven is perfectly blanaced within its asymmetric design. The sweeping curvilinear lines flow with fluid grace giving the bird continuous movement and a vitality befitting its place in oral histories.

Material: Framed Art Card

Dimensions: 14 1/4" x 11 7/8"

Location: Satellite Shop at SFU Vancouver Bookstore (Harbour Centre)

While every effort will be made to ship this item without damage, there is always a risk in shipping glass. These are also available matted only, which would avoid any risk of damage during shipping.


Bill Reid (1920-1998) was an acclaimed master goldsmith, carver, sculptor, writer, broadcaster, mentor and community activist. Reid was born in Victoria, BC to a Haida mother and an American father with Scottish German roots, and only began exploring his Haida roots at the age of 23. This journey of discovery lasted a lifetime and shaped Reid's artistic career.

Reid became a pivotal force in building bridges between Indigenous people and other peoples. Through his mother, he was a member of the Raven clan from T'aanuu with the wolf as one of his family crests. Raven is known as a mischievous trickster, who also plays an important part in transforming the world. Many of these traits matched Bill Reid's personality. In 1986, Reid was presented with the Haida name Yaahl Sgwansung, meaning The Only Raven.