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Artist / Maker : Wilson, Joseph M.; Sxwaset
Title : Ravens and Frogs
Date (Execution) : 1989
Geographical Origin : Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
Cultural Group : Coast Salish, Cowichan
Style / Period :
Medium / Material  : Print; Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description :
Accession # : U990.14.670
Width (cm) : 73.00
Height (cm) : 58.00
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grant, Purchased from the Collection of Vincent Rickard
Artist Statement : This design is loosely based on a spindle whorl design - a tool used by the Salish for spinning wool and hair. The ravens used to ornament the whorl were indicative of spirit helpers to the spinner. The central frog in the design is similar to one which appears on an ancient stone bowl. Historically, both animals are bringers of important news.