18k Solid Gold Thunderbird & Eagle Bracelet
On offer is a West Coast Haida First Nation Hand Carved 18k solid gold ''Thunderbird & Eagle'' Bracelet.
By world renowned carver Garner Moody with his depiction of Thunderbird & Eagle in the style of the Haida First Nation. Initialed by Garner.
Fine example of Indigenous Art from the Northwest Coast First Nations of Canada.
Weight: 54.11 grams
Measurements: 6 3/4 x 1 inch
Karat: 18k 750
Retail price of this bracelet in the late 90's was $12.000 Canadian
The Eagle symbolizes grace, power and great intellect. It is a sacred and noble creature representing power and prestige to the First Nations people of the Northwest Coast. It symbolizes wisdom and has a special and direct connection to the creator. Eagles mate for life and are therefore also seen as a symbol of lasting love and dedication. It is told that the Eagle end their own life in despair when the mate is lost. Eagle feathers are used in the most important ceremonies, a display of respect, courage, Chieftainship and wisdom. The Eagle is the ruler of sky.
The Thunderbird symbolizes supernatural power and is believed to be the dominating force behind all of natures doings. It's a mythical creature and only the most prestigious and powerful Chiefs are allowed to have the Thunderbird as a crest especially among the Kwagiulth, Nuu-Chah-Nulth and Coast Salish people.
Master Carver Garner Moody began carving at a young age and his talent and skill quickly became evident among his peers. He was mentored by a number of Haida artists throughout his career, including Alfred Collinson, Rufus Moody, Giitsxaa, Nelson Cross, Ding (Melvin) Hutchingson and Bill Reid. Garner has worked with a variety of mediums over the years, including wood, argillite, gold, silver. His work is well-known throughout the islands and has been sold around the world.
One of his most notable and culturally significant works is the Ts’aahl pole, one of a series of six, which currently stands at the Haida Heritage Centre in Skidegate. Garner Moody exhibits and sells his work in galleries throughout BC, including Silvertalks Silver Gallery in Vancouver, the Coastal People’s Fine Arts Gallery in Vancouver, Lattimer Gallery in Vancouver.
XRF assayed ( X-ray ) tested for purity.