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DIMENSIONS SALMON PLAQUE BY ALFRED ROBERTSON
Length: 15 1/2 Inches
Height: 6 Inches
Price: $155.00 CDN

 

 

 

Salmon is an extremely important resource to Northwest Coast peoples and is a powerful symbol of regeneration, self-sacrifice, and perseverance.

Failure to observe certain rituals, such as not listening to the wisdom of the elders, could ultimately result in Salmon shortages. Oral traditions tell of individuals that were taken by the Salmon, eventually returning with secret knowledge, enabling them to become shaman.

Salmon is easily recognizable by short fins, round eyes, downward turned mouth, and a large bifurcated tail.