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Talking Stick - Whale

Artist: Jim Yelton

Coast Salish First Nation artist Jim Yelton hand carved and hand stained this striking Whale talking stick. This piece is carved from yellow Cedar.

The Talking stick, used in many Indigenous cultures, is an ancient and powerful “communication tool” that ensures a code of conduct of respect during meetings is followed. The person holding the stick, and only that person, is designated as having the right to speak and all others must listen quietly and respectfully.

The whale is a symbol of great strength, bravery, family and unity.

Measurements: 11 1/4" x 1 1/2" x 2"



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