This Silver and Abalone Raven Dance Wand by Kwagu’ł artist Calvin Hunt is carved in red cedar and painted in black and red acrylic. The wand features 7 cast silver bracelets, abalone, horsehair, mirrored glass, red cotton, and feathers.
Mischievous and curious, the Raven plays many important roles in Pacific Northwest Coast Culture. For some, he symbolizes creation, transformation, knowledge, prestige as well as the complexity of nature and the subtlety of truth. He also symbolizes the unknown and shows that every person sees the world in a different way.
Find more information about and examples of The Raven Northwest Coast First Nations symbol.
This Dance Wand is about 6 feet or 72 inches or 183 centimeters long and about 8 inches or about 20 cm wide. The wand comes with a red cedar stand painted in red and black acrylic that measures about 12 inches or 30 cm by 14 inches or 36 cm long.