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Wolf Feasting Dish

A crest figure carved from Western red cedar by Kwakwaka'wakw Nation master carver Cecil Dawson. Wolf represents the artist's mother's side of the family, in which it is believed an ancestor transformed from wolf to human form. During a feast, this dish would contain money to distribute to the guests, while informing all who their host was. The chief would reach into the bowl as a symbol of the wealth of that crest and then distribute it to the guests.

Product code: 91-24um
Medium: Red Cedar / Acrylic Piant
Length: 23"
Width: 5 1/2"
Height: 4"

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Dawson, Cecil

Dawson, Cecil

Born into a family of artists, Cecil Dawson began his artistic career at a very young age. His grandfather Jimmy Dick, a totem and mask carver, taught Cecil the intricacies of carving. Cecil also spent time under the tutelage of his cousin, mask c...

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