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Man in Dog Salmon
'iisaak' in Nuu-chah-nulth language means 'respect'
'Hishuk-ish ts'awalk' is a Nuu-chah-nulth belief of respecting the limits of what is extracted and the interconnectedness of all things.
A man who mistreats fish by not using the whole fish, comes back as a dogfish after he passes from this life. A dogfish has a life span of only four years. It is all about iisaak. - Arnold Frank -
Hand carved in yellow cedar, man is depicted with salmon teeth as the spirit of the dog fish. The carving has been stained in a charcoal stain, and relief carving is accented with red paint and abalone shell.
Medium: Stained Yellow Cedar / Abalone Shell / Acrylic Paint
Depth: 1 1/4"