Mother bear with cub and Beaver by Ray Wesley, gifted 1970
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Very interesting pieces of OLD, authentic Artwork. These were given to the Ski Patrol in 1970 - Provenance at the back.
Mother Bear with cub and Beaver
Very detailed, carved in old traditional way, small pieces of history, signed and dated - hand carved by Ray Wesley, a member of the Tsimshian First Nation from Skeena River.
The Tsimshian are mostly from coastal BC, far southern
Similar to numerous Native American peoples, the Tsimshian have a matrilineal kinship system, with a societal structure based on a clan system. Early anthropologists and linguists had classified the Gitskan and Nishga as Tsimshian because of apparent linguistic affinities. The three were all referred to as "Coast Tsimshian," even though some communities were not coastal. These three groups, however, identify as separate nations.
Measurements: 7" x 5 1/2" x 3/4" (18 x 14 x 2 cm)