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Bowl - Bear

Artist: Various

Potlatch dish, Bear, beautifully carved and painted

The Bear sits 7 inches in length.

Canadian made.

This bowl is a contemporary representation of the bowl and serving pieces used during the potlatches and feasts held by the native people of the Northwest Coast. The Bear is a symbol of earthly power and was sometimes used to indicate the authority of the chief. His short snout, large teeth and paws make him an unmistakable figure, representing a particularity great force and might.

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