Yellow cedar Wolf and Whale paddle, painted on both sides by Stan Wamiss
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Beautiful yellow cedar WOLF and KILLER WHALE paddle
fully hand painted ON BOTH SIDES by master artist Stan Wamiss, originating from Quatsina, raised in Kingcome Inlet, BC. Stan was born 1947 and is the son of the highest ranking chief in Kingcome Inlet Tom Patch Wamiss. More details in his biography provided below.
The painting is so detailed and powerful. close to perfect, clean and vibrant. Stan decorated the middle part of the paddle with felt and feathers, the yellow cedar is gorgeous and shows a few knots which just adds to the beauty of it. Stan clearly is a master of this art and pays so much attention to tradition and history.
Meaning: The Wolf represents loyalty, strong family ties, good communication, education, understanding and intelligence. Of all land animals, the Wolf has the strongest supernatural powers and is the most accomplished hunter. The Wolf is a very social and communicative creature; he uses body movement, touch and sound. 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.
Measurements: 62" long (5.2 ft.), the blade is 7 1/2" wide (158 x 19 cm)
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