CMH licensed reproduction of Haida argillite potlatch plate
CMH(Canadian Museum of History) licensed reproduction of Haida argillite potlatch plate, Halibut.
The reverse of the plate features the museum collection ID number and embedded medallion to authenticate the piece. has long been a favorite in the diet of the Indians of the Pacific Coast, especially the Haida. The halibut figures prominently in Haida legends; one of which claims the First Man emerged after the Flood from a halibut that had violently shaken off its head and tail. Another legend says that the Queen Charlottes were once just a single island that became broken apart from the thrashing tail of a giant halibut deep under the earth.
Handmade in Canada