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Hummingbird Pendant

$385.00
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Material: Sterling Silver / Argillite
Size: 1 13/16" X 7/8"
Item#: 83604
Tags: Silver, Argillite, Ding Hutchingson, Hummingbird, Canadian First Nations, Pendants

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.

Ding Hutchingson
Born to the Raven Clan of the Skedans, Haida Gwaii. He learned to carve from his uncle who is the chief of Skedans. His crests are the Mountain Goat, Grizzly Bear, Two finned Killer Whale and Moon. After 45 years of creative experience, he has developed exquisite details, unique forms and expression of motifs. His pieces represent the best of Haida design and workmanship.

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"

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