Talking sticks serve a similar purpose to staffs or scepters, and symbolize authority. They can be used - at the dinner table or in the board room, for example - or hung as wall art. These talking sticks are hand-carved by Coast Salish artist Jim Yelton, and are available in three designs: Bear, Raven, or Thunderbird. The Bear represents knowledge, the Raven represents creation, and the Thunderbird represents power. This listing is for one talking stick, and each stick measures approximately 12" long by 3" wide. Please allow 3 weeks for delivery.