Hok-Hok Dance Rattle by Sarah Robertson

Hok-Hok Dance Rattle by Sarah Robertson

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Gorgeous HOK-HOK Dance RATTLE, on base by the Kwakiulth First Nation artist Sarah Robertson

excellent carving and painting all around on each side. The Hook-Hook's head is adorned with traditional bark and rope from the cedar tree. The sound is strong. It's mounted on a pine base and can be taken off easy. It's signed underneath the base. 

by SARAH ROBERTSON, a very well known Master artist from the Kwagiulth First Nation. Sarah is a very kind and gentle soul and I always very much enjoy meeting with her and her lovely large family.

Measurements: the Rattle itself is 13" long, 3" high, 1 1/2" wide, 10" high when in Stand, can be taken out of stand easy... 

Meaning: The Huk-Huk (or Hok-Hok) is one of the mythological Hamatsa (Cannibal dance) birds. There are three of them: One is the Crooked Beak (Galokwudzuwis), a monsterous human eating bird that produces great fear. Then there is the Man-eating RAVEN (Baxbaxwalanuksiwe) followed by The HUK-HUK (Huxwhukw) who uses it's long beak eat human.

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Sarah Robertson is a member of the Kwakiutl (Kwakwaka’wakw) First Nation with part of her heritage connecting to the Coast Salish. She was born in Nanaimo, a small fishing town on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. She started...Artist bio and other available works »

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