Argillite, Abalone Shell
Revered as a great hunter, the Sea Wolf (Wasgo) was often associated with a special spirit power that man had to acquire to become a successful hunter.
Beavers are creative, artistic, determined, and industrious. They generally keep to themselves, but when they do decide to speak, they give wise advice so it is best to listen.
The Dogfish is an important and high-ranking crest figure amongst the matriarchs with the Haida Nation. It is an image most commonly depicted by Haida, Tlingit, Tsimshian and Nisga’a artisans, especially applied to utilitarian objects.
Argillite, Abalone shell, Yew wood
The intelligent Eagle symbolizes status, power, peace and friendship. Eagle feathers are considered a sacred part of many ceremonies and rituals. The Eagle is known to mate with one partner for a lifetime.
In Haida legend, the Eagle and Raven are close companions and serve as alter egos.
Argillite, Catlinite, Abalone shell, Sterling silver
The Frog symbolizes luck, prosperity, stability and healing. As a communicator, Frogs connect with the world on land and under water. This figure is often carved into totem poles to prevent them from falling over.