For sale is a Northwest Coast carved and painted bear rattle.
This carving is signed “Haida Bear Rattle Len Paquette”.
The rattle is made from cedar with a leather wrapped handle and mother of pearl shell for eyes.
Bear is one of the main figures in NWC art and mythology and is considered a close link to human kind. Their fierceness makes them guardians, protectors and helping spirits of warriors.
Rattles are percussive instruments used in shamanic & ceremonial contexts.
This rattle is 10″ L X 5 1/2″ W and in very good condition.
I have been selling authentic Northwest Coast Art on line since 1999 so buy with confidence.
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