Hummingbird Moon Cedar Bark Carving
Harry T.Williams 'Hummingbird & Moon' Ceremonial Mini Plaque
Beautiful, original and signed 7.5' inches wide by 3/4' deep alder wood with red cedar bark rope, abalone shell carved plaque with his depiction of ''Hummingbird & Moon'' in the style of the Huu-Ay-Aht which is part of the Nuu-Chah-Nulth nation .
This beautiful alder wood mini plaque is used for the purpose of ceremonial presentation, signed by Harry Williams.
The Hummingbird teaches you to appreciate and love the miracle of living and to help you focus on the positivity in your life. They represent friendship, playfulness and are a symbol of good luck. They are seen as messengers of peace, heal body and soul and guide you through life's challenges. Hummingbirds are very independent and seem to have an unlimited energy supply. They symbolize wonder, love and beauty.
The Moon is associated with transformation since it controls the tides and illuminates the dark. It is seen as a guardian spirit. The Nuu-chah-nulth whose year features thirteen Moons, honour Moon, and his wife Sun, as the most powerful of beings, the bringer of good luck and plentiful food. This is one of the instances in which Moon is male and Sun is female. Moon's facial expression is more delicate and serene than Sun.
Harry Williams lives on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. He was a member of the Ditidaht Tribe but is now part of the Huu-ay-aht Tribe, both part of the Nuu-Chah-Nulth First Nations.
He has been carving since 2003. His carvings consist of various items such as masks, totem poles and plaques. He prefers to use paint and varnish on his pieces.
He was taught by Dave Nahant, Derald Scoular and Mark Mickey, who are all prominent carvers.