Haida Raven 'Xuuya':  Red and Black Matted Art Card Series

Haida Raven 'Xuuya': Red and Black Matted Art Card Series

Bill Reid (Haida)
Regular price CAD $18.00

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 of the classical elements of the Haida art tradition, Bill Reid's Raven is perfectly balanced 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.

Black and Red Series, White and Black 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.


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.