Just in a Wonderful Don Lelooska (1933-1996) Globular Hawk rattle “Kwakiut” carved and painted, it comes with a custom made steel stand.
This Rattle is about 11″ tall with out the stand add 1″ to height for the stand.
It’s about 5.5 wide ( across ) and is about 4″ thick.
“Stand is signed Lel-4-AE”
“Lelooska was given his name at age 12 when he was adopted by the Nez Perce. It means “He Who Cuts Against Wood with a Knife” and has become a treasured family name symbolic of their work.
Named Gixken, “Chief of Chiefs”, an old title, by the Kwakwaka’wakw (Kwakiutl), Lelooska is the first child of Shona-Hah and was leader of the family.
Lelooska and his family were formally adopted into the House of Sewide of the Mamaleleqala and Qwiqwasutnox bands of the Kwakwaka’wakw by Chief James Aul Sewide. With this adoption all the hereditary rights, crests and privileges of the Sewide lineage were bestowed on Lelooska and his family.
Although Lelooska was of Cherokee descent, he transcended the normal confines of any single tribe.
Lelooska’s life was devoted to the quest for knowledge, which made him an authority on the Indians of North America.
He made preserving “The Cedar and Salmon People”— arts his life work.
Lelooska’s work well known for his versatility.
His pieces range is size from those that can be held in the palm of the hand to huge totem poles.
Opening masks, carved panels, feast bowls, rattles and animal sculpture are a few examples of the types of carvings which he enjoyed making……”
This Rattle is in Good used condition, however there is some light surface marks from the steel stand at the sides towards the top of the handle, see photo’s.
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