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Israel Shotridge

   Israel Shotridge is one of Alaska's finest Tlingit carvers, he was born and raised in Ketchikan, Alaska in the heart of the Tongass National Forest which was named after his tribal ancestors; the Tongass Tribe (Taantakwaan), the SeaLion people. Israel is a member of the Bear Clan, which in Tlingit is written as "Teikweidee." Israel's Tlingit name, Kinstaadaal, means "The Bear That's Standing Up." For almost 30 years, Isreal has accomplished many works of art. Most noted are the many replicated monumental tribal totem poles located throughout Southeast Alaska.

As an Alaskan Native Artist, Isreal brings to his work the pride and sensitivity of his First Nations heritage. Preserving the art if traditional Tlingit carving has been a natural for Isreal. The sophisticated beauty of the Tlingit designs are highly regarded in the art eorld and his fine work is faithful to those traditinal natural images.

"Sharing my cultural knowledge with my patrons as well as with tribal members and teaching the art of Tlingit carving to upcoming Native carvers brings much purpose to my life. Leaving a legacy of work behind for the next generation to be inspired is a life time goal that I strive to accomplish."

 

Alpaca Item # 20433 -$ 79.95

 

The Bear is a symbol of Family ,power and strength among the Native Tribes of the Northwest Coast.
One of the most prestigious clans among the Native
Peoples of the Northwest Co
ast.

Alpaca Item # 20436 $ 79.95

 

 

Eagle & Salmon The Eagle most magesticin myths and legends its extraordinary spirtual strength in the spreading of its down during a potlatch The Salmon equally as important and honored by the
coastal peoples: fish serves as a symbol of regeneration of the youth of the village in ancient myths.

Alpaca Item # 20426 $79.95

 

 

The Frog is a mystical and healing figure among the Native people of the
Pacific Northwest Coast and the Tlingit have a high regard for them, believing that they
bring good luck and fortune.

Alpaca Item # 20438 $ 79.95

 

 

The great blue Heron is an excellent hunter in the Northwest Coast and considered the "raven of the sea"
Traditionally, in the supernatural spirit world is portrayed in the kasila ceremony of the winter dances and is kept in a bent wood box of treasures and shown only at ceremony
cries out a loud warning at the approach of humans.

Alpaca $ 79.95

 

Alpaca Item # 20440 $ 79.95

 

 

Raven steals the Sun One of the most famous of all Northwest Coast Native
legends, the story of the Raven as the "Creator" who stole the sun to bring light to the world.

Alpaca $ 79.95

 

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The Wolf Considered the intelligence of the tribes wolf peoples guided the chief in decision making amoungst council ,

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$ 150.00

Trail Wool Blanket

 

Item # 20437 Eagle & Salmon -The two honoured traditionally for intelligence , power regeneration and sacrifice. United together traditionally from beginning.

 

Item # 20440 - Raven steals the Sun One of the most famous of all Northwest Coast Native mythologies

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$ 150.00

 

 

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Item # -20444 $ 198.00

Cotton tapestry 52X68

Item # 20469 $ 59.95

Velura Throw 50X60

 

 

 

 

Lovebirds Eagle and Raven