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Eagle and Hummingbird Pendant

$335.00
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Material: Sterling Silver
Size: 1 13/16" X 1 3/8" / Total length 2"
Item#: 80529
Tags: Silver, Eagle, Hummingbird, James McGuire, Canadian First Nations, Pendants

Eagle
Symbol of power, prestige and wisdom. The Eagle also has a strong connection to peace. Its sacred down represents friendship and its feathers are used for ceremonies and rituals. The Cree consider each feather as having special meaning and distinction.

Hummingbird
Joyful messengers who represent peace, affection and good fortune. The Hummingbird is a living rainbow that captures the sunlight and turns it into a jewel on its wings, signifying love, beauty and healing. This tiny bird is also called "Sah Sen"

James McGuire
James was born on September 27, 1953 at Queen Charlotte City on Haida Gwaii (the Queen Charlotte Islands), British Columbia, Canada. Growing up, James spent hours watching (and learning from) his uncle, Edmund Caulder, carve in both wood and argillite. His older brother, the late Patrick McGuire, was also an inspiration in his study of and attention to argillite carving. By 1970, James was carving and subsidizing his art with a job in the forest industry. He moved in 1976 to Vancouver where he learned to carve in silver and gold from renowned Haida artist, Gerry Marks. Marks taught him how to temper and to make tools from tempered steel. In the Haida tradition, James creates unique eye catching designs which are one of a kind with much attention to detail. The parameters of basic Haida design are adhered to in his works that are among the finest of Haida art creations. James is a member of the Stastas Eagle Clan from Skidegate on Haida Gwaii. His nannai (grandmother), Mary Tulip, was the eldest niece of Charles Edenshaw the famous Haida Carver of Skidegate. In 2005 James attended two seminars presented by Master of Haida Art, Robert Davidson, CM. OBC where James received a Certicate titled, “Being Successful is No Accident”. This certificate hangs in his workshop proudly displayed for all to see. James lives and works in Vancouver BC.

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