Carved by Z. Aked – 2008 – Fort Rupert, B.C.
Raven (Kwekwaxa’we in the Kwakiutl language, also spelled Kewkwaxa’we or Kwêkwaxâ’wê): Raven is the culture hero of the Kwakiutl and other Northwest Coast tribes. He is a benevolent figure who helps the people, but at the same time, he is also a trickster character and many Kwakwaka’wakw stories about Raven have to do with his frivolous or poorly thought out behavior getting him into trouble.
Kwagutl ( anglized version Kwakiutl) is one part of the Kwakwaka’wakw nation
Kwagutl means “Smoke of the World”
11-1/2” x 5” (29.2 cm x 12.7cm)