Hand-made carvings by local Squamish Nation artists who have supported Khot-La-Cha for many years.
Such artists include: Fred Baker, Matthew Baker, Chris Joseph and Jim Yelton.
Bear by Fred Baker
Bear, Fred Baker, Squamish Nation
18.5" x 5"
Symbol of great strength, authority and mobility, and is an important family crest. Because of it's power and human-like qualities, the bear was referred to by West Coast people as Elder Kinsmen. When killed, it was taken to the chief's house, sprinkled with Eagle Down (a symbol of welcome and friendship) and generally treated as a high ranking guest.
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