Bear Carving, Cedar

Canada
$80.00
Item No. 1149
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This cedar carving of a Bear carries on the traditions of the Coastal Salish peoples. Each piece is hand carved from cedar by Dora Edwards, hand painted and adorned with an abalone eye. Each piece is unique. The hand painted coloring can vary, and the bear might face left or right. The carving is signed on the back and has a wire attached for easy hanging. The Bear measures about 8½ x 4½ x ¾ inches. Hand crafted in Canada.

This cedar carving of a Bear carries on the traditions of the Coastal Salish peoples. Each piece is hand carved from cedar by Dora Edwards, hand painted and adorned with an abalone eye. Each piece is unique. The hand painted coloring can vary, and the bear might face left or right. The carving is signed on the back and has a wire attached for easy hanging. The Bear measures about 8½ x 4½ x ¾ inches. Hand crafted in Canada.

  • Dora Edwards
    Dora is the daughter of Connie Edwards and Larry James. She was born on Penelakut Island, one of British Columbia's Gulf Islands, in 1985. She learnt the art of carving from her parents, both well-known Coastal Salish carvers, at the age of 14.
  • Bear
    Bears were held in great respect by the Coastal Indians because of their humanlike qualities. Bears that had been killed were taken to the chief's house and treated like guests. Prayers and dances were made to the soul of the bear so that harm would not later befall the hunters. The bear motif is often found carved and painted on totem poles and used in many other art works.

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