Thunderbird Dance Paddle by Sarah Robertson
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Look at this beautiful DANCE PADDLE, showing the Thunderbird by First Nation artist Sarah Robertson from Kingcome Inlet, Kwakiulth Tribe.
As all of her artworks this piece is very vibrant and rich, fully hand carved and hand painted, the yellow of the pine just gives a excellent background to the vibrant red and black. Beautiful quality and clean lines. Carved on one side, signed at the back. Highly decorative and just a nice piece to add to any native art collection, but it also makes a great gift....
Measurements: 2 ft/24" x 4 1/2" x 1/2" (61 x 11.5 x 0.5 cm)
Meaning: These dance paddles are used usually by female dancers at most ceremonies / potlaches. The thunderbird itself symbolizes supernatural power and is believed to be the dominating force behind all of natures doings. It's a mythical creature and only the most prestigious and powerful Chiefs are allowed to have the Thunderbird as a crest especially among the Kwagiulth, Nuu-Chah-Nulth and Coast Salish people.