Killer Whale Design Rattle in the Shape of a Traditional Copper


Killer whale design carved on Yellow cedar and painted. Red Cedar rope surrounding. Yellow cedar square base. The dimensions are: 13″ high x 5 3/4″ x 1″. Traditionally coppers were made of copper from the region they were made and used to trade for goods. Coppers were 2 to 3 feet high. Ownership and display showed prestige at ceremonies. A piece would also be broken off to mend an offence to another. Coppers that have been patched and remade display high esteem separate from the monetary value.

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