Descending Ancestor Rattle II

Artist John Marston

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Coast Salish
Yellow Cedar, Antler
11" x 11" x 4"

This rattle depicts our Ancestor descending to our land in the form of a bird. The rattle is cradled by a deer antler, representing the land and forest which was the destination of our ancestors journeys. The texturing along the bottom is the white water of rivers and streams.


Appeared in:

4. Descending Ancestor Rattle II, The Sky Opened: Salish Origins - John Marston solo exhibition