Haida Beaver Totem by Darrell LeBlanc

Haida Beaver Totem by Darrell LeBlanc

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Highest Quality piece of Art - 

BEAVER Totem with Frog

superb worksmanship from a very talented and well known master artist DARRELL LeBLANC, a member of the Haida Nation. Have a look at the details, even the "fur" of the beaver is carved in, the tail clearly showing in the front with cross hatched carving, very clean lines. Darrell applied a very dark stain and polished it to accentuate the natural grain of the wood. It has a nice shine to it. The frog which is very important in the Haida culture is also shown on top of the beaver. Solid cedar wood, signed and dated 2009 - just an excellent piece that adds to any native art collection.

Meaning: The BEAVER is a symbol for persistence and determination. He is creative, stubborn, a very hard worker and understands the importance of cooperation. He teaches us to unify individual talents to reach great goals, he also symbolizes hard work and he will not quit until the job is done. The FROG is living in two worlds, water and land, and is therefore is revered for his adaptability, knowledge and power to traverse worlds and inhabit both, the natural and the supernatural. 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.

Measurements: 14" x 5" x 4" (36 x 13 x 10 cm)

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About This Artist

Darrell LeBlanc was a member of the Haida Nation. He had over 30years experience of carving. His sophisticated style can be seen in his wood and argillite carvings. As a member of the Haida Nation, his interest in art began at a young age....Artist bio and other available works »

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