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Chíin Sgáanuwaay ~ Supernatural Salmon I by April White

April White Haida Artist

Chíin Sgáanuwaay ~ Supernatural Salmon I by April White


Chíin Sgáanuwaay ~ Supernatural Salmon I is a Hand-Pulled Serigraph from a limited edition of 145 Prints from 2009, signed, titled, numbered in original, by April White. The print is 30 inches or over 76 centimeters wide and 11 inches or close to 28 centimeters high. Basic Shipping to the USA or Canada is included.

"The Beings in the story ‘Bear Mother Myth’ are the backbone of this depiction. The main characters, the Prince of the Bear People, a Haida Princess, and their offspring, twin Bear Cubs, are encompassed by the silhouette of Taawaan (Chinook Salmon) to recognize the Northwest Coast Peoples’ oneness with all things and Salmon in particular. The Haida and Bear are unified by the sharing of their primary foods: berries and salmon. When a Being presents itself as food, it does so willingly and gives itself to sustain another life. This was given much reverence and it is believed that each entity possessed its own spirit. When the spirits gave generously, it meant that life was enriched far beyond the immediacy of a full belly granting the freedom to explore spiritual enlightenment."

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