Killer Whale, inlaid, by Brian Bob

Killer Whale, inlaid, by Brian Bob

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Another gorgeous piece by master artist Brian Bob from Vancouver Island

Jumping Killer Whale 

so beautiful! Superb carving, incredible clean piece of cedar, inlaid with Abalone. As always, the expression and the design is so elegant - truly superb craftsmanship. Every time I visit the artist, he surprises with new designs and it's always such a pleasure to chat with him about them. He is very knowledgeable and is always happy to share stories and history. Carved in front, prepared for wall hanging and signed with his carved "B" at the back. 

Measurements: 21" x 8" x 1/2" (53.5 x 20 x 1.5 cm)

Meaning: The killer whale is a symbol for romance and harmony as Whales mate for life. The Whale is very family oriented and known to travel in large groups, never to be alone. They symbolize great luck and happiness, community and protection. They are a known to always be working together, take care of each other and to always help and protect each other.

Check out the First Nations legends of the Killer Whale, just click on our "about' tab on the top of the page and choose "Symbology, Myths and legends".. it's worth the read....

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About This Artist

Brian Bob is a member of the Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka) First Nation, originating from Vancouver Island, Canada’s Pacific Northwest Coast. His Indian name is Qquyutsapool which means “Policer of the wolves”. Brian’s mother is...Artist bio and other available works »

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