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Raven Made Women (1990)

Wood Engraving
Dale DeArmond
Artist's Edition: 50
Edition of Artist Proofs: 5
Edition of Presentation Proofs: 6

Paper type: Archival quality
Image size: 5" x 6"

AKA: Crow Makes Women
AKA: Crow Creates Women

Hand pulled by the artist from the original end-grain maple block on an Ettan etching press at Juneau, Alaska, January 1990.

Raven, the Creator. Raven is said to have formed mankind from bits of clay. He is shown here with some of his creations. An Athabascan Indian myth from the Yukon River country.

There weren't any women so Raven put women's clothing on some of the men and they changed into women. But there weren't any children so Raven told the women what to do and soon most of them were pregnant. When the babies began to move around the inside of them the women thought they were sick and wanted to cut open their bellies to get the babies out but Raven said "no, no, that's not the way to do it!" and showed them how to birth their babies and how the women should help each other.

Original price: $35.00