Raven Story Stamp Signature Sheets
- Behind the Design
This is a full sheet of 20 stamps with Rico's signature on the bottom right. Sold as the sheet only or framed. Artist signature sheets available exclusively at Trickster Company!
Merging traditional artwork with modern design touches, this stamp depicts one of many stories about Raven, a figure of great significance to the Indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest Coast, part of the area that ranges from Southeast Alaska through coastal British Columbia and south into Washington state.
Inspired by the traditional story of Raven setting free the sun, the moon, and the stars, Tlingit/Athabascan artist Rico Worl depicts Raven just as he escapes from his human family and begins to transform back into his bird form.
Among the cultures of the region—which include the Tlingit, the Tsimshian, the Haida, the Kwakwaka’wakw, and others—the raven plays an essential role in many traditional tales, including stories about the creation of the world. The different peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast each have their own culturally specific versions of the raven story, which often convey customs, ethics, and cultural inheritances that help communities preserve or affirm their identities.
For more of the Raven Story design, see our note cards, postcards, and signed stamp sheets!
Listen to Lily Hope's fantastic retelling here:
Sheet only: 7.25" x 6.25"
Framed: 12⁷⁄₁₆" x 11⁷⁄₁₆" North American poplar frame with a 10" x 9" opening. White mat has a 6⅞" x 5⅞" opening. Comes with wall hanging hardware.