Canadian Made Gifts – Bookends

bloglogoWhether it is meeting, conference or convention or to say thanks to a valued client, we have just the right gift to mark the event. We offer you ideas, options and gifts to suit your needs.

THE MEANING OF THE TOTEM FIGURES & SYMBOLS

The Native traditions are rich in symbolism and wisdom in the west coast. Their teachings, traditions and lore are handed down through each generation. Each and every symbol represents spiritual values as well as human traits. For example, a totem pole tells a story and your personal totem combines to tell the world who you are and what you believe.

The Northwest Coast Natives have a perception of oneness of all earth’s creatures, human and animal. They believe that humans may transform into animals, birds, fish and mythical creatures and back again. Once transformed they take on the essence and spirit of that being, their art reflects this transformation.

Featured here are some beautiful Canadian made bookends that make a meaningful and useful gift.

01026- Bookend BearTOTEM BOOKEND Black, Eagle-Bear – featuring Bear mother and cubs with Frog. Made in Canada of black crushed marble. Height 71/4 inches SKU: P01026

01024- Bookend

TOTEM BOOKEND Black, Raven – featuring Bear and Raven stealing the sun. Made in Canada of black crushed marble.Height 7 inches SKU: P01024

canadian_native_art_bookend_beaver01025

TOTEM BOOKEND Black, Raven – featuring Beaver with Raven. Made in Canada of black crushed marble.Height 71/4 inches. SKU: P01025
01023- Bookend Woman 7 inchesTOTEM BOOKEND Black, Woman – featuring woman and Beaver. Made in Canada of black crushed marble. Height 7 inches SKU: P01023

THE MEANING OF THE TOTEM FIGURES & SYMBOLS

The Native traditions are rich in symbolism and wisdom in the west coast. Their teachings, traditions and lore are handed down through each generation. Each and every symbol represents spiritual values as well as human traits. For example, a totem pole tells a story and your personal totem combines to tell the world who you are and what you believe.

MAJOR SYMBOLS OR TOTEM FIGURES

EAGLE
The majestic Eagle is strength and vision. The Eagle symbolizes power and prestige. It protects the spirit and the body, representing health and wholeness of being. It signifies the person who rises above the petty details of daily life to take in the big picture.

BEAR
The bear is strength and health. Always found at the base of totem poles, the bear represents the fulfillment of bodily needs and that the flesh is the house of the spirit. It signifies vitality and courage. The bear is always respected and treated as ah high ranking guest.

BEAVER
The beaver is community and sharing. It represents the acceptance that all may contribute to building the common good. It signifies good neighbors and strong families.

FROG
The frog is success coupled with humility. It represents the bounty of both the world and the spirit but counsels the receiver of the Creator’s gifts not to swell up with pride, for then all the treasures disappear. It signifies modesty and virtue. It is a powerful spirit that brings good fortune.

RAVEN
The Raven is wisdom and understanding. It represents the complexity of nature and the subtlety of truth. It reminds us that each of us sees a slightly different world and that the wise know that things are not always as they seem. The Raven, rescued the sun and placed it in the sky so that the world would have light. Raven also gave mankind the moon, stars and also made salmon available.

MOON

The Moon watches over us and is the protector and guardian of Earth. Moon has the ability to change our moods.

SALMON
The Life source, the provider of food for all animals and humans.  Treated with high regard, the salmon is symbol of immortality and wealth.  The great abundance of the salmon allowed the culture of the Northwest Coast to flourish. It reminds us that perseverance wins through in the end and that it is noble to sacrifice for the young.

We have you covered for your conference, convention, incentive, Board of Directors Thank gifts or VIP Gifts. Call us at 1-800-392-2882 or email:info@greenNgreen.com