Wood is organic and prone to changing shape based on humidity and heat, so the lid has changed shape slightly since being carved. Within several Nations in British Columbia, communities are entirely divided into two moieties: Eagle and Raven. Within these two clans, there are numerous crests which help to divide and organize the population.
One of the reasons for this type of organization was to ensure the gene pool in remote areas remained diverse. Another reason is the mythological lineage linked to specific families and family names. To this day, Eagles cannot marry other Eagles, and Ravens cannot marry other Ravens.
The visual pairing of Eagle and Raven is often referred to as "love birds" because of the frequent bonding between Eagles and Ravens in many Native cultures. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Canada: Aboriginal".The seller is "artfromabove" and is located in this country: CA. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.