This is a hand carved yellow cedar native paddle with a carved and painted Sockeye Salmon design by Native American Artist Trevor Hunt from the Kwakiutl or Kwakwaka´wakw Nation.
The Salmon symbolizes abundance, fertility, prosperity and renewal. For thousands of years, Salmon have been the primary food source for Northwest Coast Native Americans and are highly respected.
Find more information about and examples of The Salmon Northwest Coast First Nations symbol.
The paddle is a little over 59 inches long, up to more than 5 inches wide and up to about 1 inch thick.
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