Carved wooden rattle in the form of a raven, North American

Carved wooden rattle in the form of a raven, North American
2 9 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

This rattle in the form of a raven was used by a Native American shaman of the Haida or Tsimshian people of north-western Canada and Alaska. Haida and Tsimshian tribes were divided into clans, each symolised by an animal, one of them being the raven. The raven was a very important figure in the tribes' mythology and beliefs.

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