This hand carved totem is made of old growth Native yellow cedar grown deep in the rain forests of Southeast Alaska.
The Legend of Mankind
The world was dark inside where the humans lived. The kept themselves secret until one day a great bird would come to find them, And so it went…Raven, who ruled the world, came upon a huge clam shell sticking out of the mud flats. He flew down, walked around it a few times, noticing a small crack. Raven cocked his head to one side. His eye peering closer to the opening. He could hear unfamiliar voiced coming form within the clam shell. Once again, Raven’s curiosity get the best of him. He thrusts his beak into the clam shell with such force that the shell pops open. Startled, he steps back as mankind emerges from the shell. Astonished as Raven, the humans gasp at the sight of this mighty bird and the world around them. Raven knows that he has opened the door to his destiny.