2ft Paddle - Bear

Artist: Ross Henderson

This remarkable 2ft Bear paddle is hand carved from red cedar by Kwakwaka'wakw First Nation artist Ross Henderson.

The bear is seen as power, strength and healing. Bear is also seen as thoughtful and strong willed.

The traditional carved paddles are used by many West Coast First Nations people to steer and paddle the large cedar canoes in the coastal waters of the Northwest Pacific. Native Paddles are also used during ceremonial dances.

Measurements: 2' L x 5" W x 3/4" D

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