Frog, richly inlaid, wall art by Silas Coon - SOLD

Frog, richly inlaid, wall art by Silas Coon - SOLD

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Superb quality 

Hand carved, hand painted FROG

Fully hand cut, carved, designed, inlaid and hand painted by master artist Silas Coon from Alert Bay, a member of the Kwakwaka'wakw First Nation. 

Just so incredibly detailed. Again, Silas spent so many hours and days on each piece. Just have a look at all the inlays, 20 in total all over the body of the frog in various sizes. As usual, Silas used pine for the piece. He loves to use pine because once it's stained and polished, it really shows off the grain of the wood which only adds to the beauty. It's made and already prepared for wall hanging. 

Measurements: 17" x 7 1/2" x 1/2" (43 cm x 19 cm x 1.5 cm)

Meaning: The Frog is a very important Symbol in the Northwest Coast Art and Culture. Since he is living in two worlds, water and land, the Frog is revered for his adaptability, knowledge and power to traverse worlds and inhabit both, the natural and the supernatural. Frogs are used by Shamans as spirit helpers who provides the voice of the people. Frog's songs are believed to contain divine power and magic. When a frog is touching his tongue with another creature (which is often shown in Native Art) it represents the exchange of knowledge and power.

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About This Artist

Silas Coon is a member of the Kwakwakaw 'wakw (Kwakiulth) First Nations, originating from Alert Bay in their ancestral land. He was born in 1963. When he was 11 years old, he moved to Gilford Island where Jim King, a chief who presided at the...Artist bio and other available works »

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