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The Frog

 

FROG – SPRINGTIME, CLEANSING & REBIRTH

Frogs are a symbol of springtime, cleansing and rebirth.  Frogs start out living in water and later move to land, so for this reason Frog symbolizes the ability of adaptation, change and transformation.  Their springtime songs are a sign for our people to put away the winter activities and prepare for a new season.

In Pacific Northwest Coast First Nations art, the shape and green body can identify the Frog, and most often he is depicted with webbed feet and a wide mouth or grin with an extended tongue.

Image by Kwakwaka’wakw artist, Beau Dick, compliments of Native Northwest.

 

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Animal designs featured on shop.slcc.ca are by various indigenous artists from nations across Turtle Island; these artists have an agreement with Native Nortwest Company to share these designs on their behalf. As an authorized distributor of Native Northwest products, they have extended Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre permission to share these images.

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Symbology