Paddle Stand Available (shown in photo) – $300
Bear is a dominant crest symbol. Bears are closely related to humans, bridging the human and non-human realms. Due to their strength, Bears are considered to be the helping spirits of warriors.
As the owner says, "this makes me smile". It is a Salish paddle painted in probably the 1930s but the paddle itself is likely older. The paddle is functional and made of yew wood which is strong and durable yet the imagery is whimsical and animated.