Raven Tote Bag

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  • Raven Tote Bag
  • Raven Tote Bag : The Raven design is by Bill Helin.
  • Raven Tote Bag : The unlined tote bag has a small pocket on the inside.
$26.00
Item No. B3008
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The raven on this 100% cotton tote was designed by Bill Helin, a Tsimshian from the Gits'iis tribe in British Columbia. Part of his "Life Crest Designs", the artwork is a reflection of Bill's spiritual connection and respect for his native heritage. A small pocket (5½ x 7 inches) hangs in the interior of the unlined main compartment. The tote dimensions are 17 inches by 13 inches by 9 inches. The handles are 26 inches long and 1½ inches wide. Wash in warm water, hang to dry. Warm iron if necessary. Made in Canada.

The raven on this 100% cotton tote was designed by Bill Helin, a Tsimshian from the Gits'iis tribe in British Columbia. Part of his "Life Crest Designs", the artwork is a reflection of Bill's spiritual connection and respect for his native heritage. A small pocket (5½ x 7 inches) hangs in the interior of the unlined main compartment. The tote dimensions are 17 inches by 13 inches by 9 inches. The handles are 26 inches long and 1½ inches wide. Wash in warm water, hang to dry. Warm iron if necessary. Made in Canada.

  • Raven
    The most important of all creatures to the Northwest coast Indian peoples was the Raven. He took many forms to many peoples -- the Transformer, the cultural hero, the trickster, the Big Man. Full of magical powers, the Raven could transform himself into anything. He put the sun in the sky, the fish in the sea, the salmon into the rivers. His antics were often motivated by greed, and he loved to tease, to cheat, to woo, and to trick.
  • Bill Helin
    Tsimshian native artist Bill Helin enjoys a very rewarding career as a creative gold engraver, painter, woodcarver, and book illustrator. His ancestry is from the Gits'iis tribe in the village of Lax Kw'alaams, British Columbia. He loves to paint mythological images to educate people on the history of the Tsimshian nation and the many stories passed down through his ancestors. His greatest passion however is to spiritually represent and bond individuals together through the use of native Life Crest symbols. The art of Bill Helin is reproduced in collaboration with the artist and royalties are paid to the artist on each item sold.

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