"Bookwus (Wildman of the
woods) was Human in form and
lurked on the edges of the
forests and streams. There he
tried to persuade Humans to eat
food offered to them, after
which they would become like
him, a ghost. He would go the
Beaches to eat cockles, his
favorite food. He was
associated with the spirits of
people who had drowned and
who hovered near him." - M.H.
Price $ 210.00 cdn
out of print
"The Raven is a crest that belongs to my family
on my mother's side, May Henderson (Quocksister). We
believe the Raven to be the trickster of all the bird clan, able to
transform himself into whatever he wants at
any time he chooses to do so. It is also believed that the Raven brought
the sun and the moon to earth.
This dance-screen design shows Raven revealing a human image, and
also a Sisiuti, which is a three-headed
serpent." -- Mark Henderson
With this design Mark has successfully captured the moment of transformation
between Raven and human.
Size 18 3/4" X 15"
Price $155.00 Cdn
out of print.
There are several different legends
and names for wolves among the Kwakwala speaking people. They did
not kill the wolves for fear that some
of them had human spirits within them. The wolf in this design (originally
painted on a drum) represents four wolves had super-natural powers.
A Hamatsaman had died and was taken into the woods by these wolves
who were in human form at the time. They brought
the Hamatsa man back to life and told him 'You must live a good, clean
life and bathe every day in the river or you will die again.' So in
the potlatch, the wolf is shown as part of the cedar bark ceremony
and is also a crest in our family." - M.H.
Size 20" X 21 1/4"