This is an elegant hand-carved and painted yellow cedar’Owl’ wall carving by shop member and First Nations artist Matthew Baker. Each plaque is carved to order and will look slightly different from the image depicted. Each plaque measures approximately 15″ x 6″ and is signed. The Northwest Coast of North America is home to three species of owl: the great horned owl, the screech owl and the snowy owl. The owl is a nocturnal hunting bird. Although it is silent and rarely seen, owls are fierce hunters and possess a sharp, distinct call. Similar to many cultures around the world, the owl represents wisdom and perception on the Northwest Coast. In some cultures within British Columbia, an owl seen flying overhead can be interpreted as a warning or a foreshadowing of major events to come. It is a mysterious creature. Owl is fairly uncommon in Northwest Coast art. It is most frequently depicted in the art of the Gitksan people, for whom owl is a family crest symbol. Artistically, owls can be identified by large eyes, a short and hooked beak, and pointed ears, which can be exaggerated to emphasize the animals acute hearing. “Owl carving”, “native owl”, “haida owl”, “owl totem”. The item “Northwest Native Owl Wall Carving Hand-Carved and Signed” is in sale since Wednesday, January 6, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Canada\ Aboriginal”. The seller is “artfromabove” and is located in Vancouver, British Columbia. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, Japan, Australia.
- Handmade: Yes
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada
- Culture: Canadian Aboriginal
- Artisan: Matthew Baker
- Provenance: Ownership History Available
- Tribal Affiliation: Salish