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Crab (ma-sook) was in the shallow waters when eagle (yux-wo-la) flew over. In awe the crab watched and said "I want to Fly" . The creator heard ma-sook and ma-sook went to the mountain, at day break he bathed and prayed at day break. He did this for days and when he felt ready, Ma-sook went back to the bay in Nanaimo. Here he recieved a massage from creator,"Bury yourself in the sand at low tide. When eagle comes to the beach to feed, reach up and grab a feather." this he did, he when the eagle can to the beach he watched until close enough to reach and grab on to a feather, as he held on he lifted out of the sand until the feather released. Crab was never able to fly because he stole....he did not ask. A pure feather will be found when breaking open the crab's pincher."  - Mel good -

Eagle heads form the pinches. The spirit of the eagle is carved into the shell of the mahogany stained yellow cedar wall plaque by coast salish carver Mel Good.

Product code: MG-1h
Medium: Stained Yellow Cedar
Width: 8 1/2"
Depth: 3/4"
Height: 7 1/4"

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Good, Mel

Good, Mel

Mel Good and Cathy Alleck are both master carvers from the Snuneymuxw Nation (Nanaimo) and have taught their art to their children; Mel Good Jr, Robin Good, Celestine Alleck. They are now grown and carry on their carving traditions. This family ...

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