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Abstract Eye Pendant

$175.00
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Material: Argillite / Abalone
Size: 1 1/4" X 1/2" X 1/2"
Item#: 92313
Tags: Abalone, Argillite, Corey Larocque, Mother of Pearl, Canadian First Nations, Gemstone Jewelry, Pendants

Abalone
It is one kind of mother of pearl with multi-color rainbow blues. It has similar characters as pearl. The abalone shell was believed by ancient tribes to stimulate fertility of mind and body. Works to bring about a stable environment, stable atmosphere, stimulates positive thinking and cooperation. Promotes a group energy. Stimulates growth in all areas of endeavor.

Argillite

(Color: Black or diverse shades of gray / hardness 3-7 / Occurrence: Haida Gwaii BC Canada)

The Haida Nation is renowned for its beautiful "black slate" or argillite carvings. The Haida began carving argillite in response to the early curio trade of the 1820's, amongst British explorers and settlers. Soon the artistic accomplishments of the Haida in the use of materials such as wood, horn, and stone included this new medium. While argillite used to be known as a form of tourist art, it has grown to become one of the most sought after art forms in North American First Nations art. Even today, argillite continues to be carved exclusively by Haida artists both on Haida Gwaii and in the Vancouver and Victoria areas.

Corey Larocque
(Cree, Gitxsan, Haida) Corey was born on July 5,1982. Corey started carving in 2004, inspired by the artwork of prominent Vancouver Island artists, such as Russell Smith and Rande Cook. He has worked with celebrated Kwakiutl carver, Beau Dick, as well as Wayne Alfred. In recent years, he has started to create jewellery.

Mother of Pearl
Mother-of-Pearls: (Hardness 7) The lining of the Abalone Shell. The abalone shell was believed by ancient tribes to stimulate fertility of mind and body. Works to bring about a stable environment, stable atmosphere, stimulates positive thinking and cooperation. Promotes group energy. Stimulates growth in all areas of endeavor.

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