Wooden Ornament by Ryan Cranmer, Namgis
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Wooden Ornament by Ryan Cranmer, Namgis

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Bring the Native Northwest Coast to your Christmas tree! These laminated wood ornaments feature designs by Canadian Indigenous artists. This Totem design is by Namgis artist Ryan Cranmer.

Totem Poles are statements about group membership and the identity of those who erected them. The word ‘totem’ refers to a symbolic relationship existing between the natural phenomena (typically animals) and humans. Conceptually, differences existing in nature are used to represent differences among various kinship groups. The beings represented on poles are from mythical times who were encountered by the ancestors of the group that later took them as crests.

Dimensions: Varies by design but is around 3’’ long.

Material: Laminated wood.

Each decoration comes with information on the artist and the design.

Licensed reproductions with royalties paid to every artist.


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