Haida Wolf - GHUUTS - Framed Art Card

Haida Wolf - GHUUTS - Framed Art Card

Bill Reid (Haida)
Regular price CAD $35.00

"Wolves traditionally inhabit all regions of the Northwest Coast except for Haida Gwaii. People respect the wolf for its strength, agility, intelligence and capacity for devotion...Wolf is sometimes an agent of transformation, and is a popular figure in crest, story and shamanic art." (Shearar 2000:). - Understanding Northwest Coast Art: A Guide to Crests, Beings and Symbols

Material: Framed Art Card

Dimensions: 13 1/4" x 7/8" x 11"

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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.

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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.