Image Resources | Currently on View in Michael and Patricia McCrory & Richard and Rebecca Feldman Gallery
This rattle is in the form of a raven, which is probably a totem, or emblem of ancestry.
On top of the raven, this rattle includes a recumbent man, a spiritual leader, who holds a frog's tongue in his mouth.
This rattle was used by a spiritual leader to harness spirits.
The Haida and other peoples of the northwest coast of the United States, Alaska and western Canada, who inhabit an area of bountiful forests and sea resources, are the greatest woodcarvers of North America.