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18K Yellow Gold, Abalone shell, Repousse, Chased, Engraved, Textured
“Because I like the traditional Pacific Northwest Coast hat’s shape, I made this pendant in the shape of such a hat. The Haislakala name Ah-gee-gays means ‘Supernatural Sea-monster.’ Ah-gee-gays is a high-ranking name in the Haisla Beaver Clan.
The last recorded sighting of the Ah-gee-gays was at the mouth of Sa-Wee (channel). It came up underneath and lifted a canoe out of the water; water swirled around everywhere and the canoe’s passengers shouted and screamed until the high-ranking matriarch had the presence of mind to talk calmly. She told Ah-gee-gays that no harm was meant to it and asked to be let down in peace. So it was, ever since then, the name has had an honoured place amongst the Haisla.”
-Lyle Wilson, 2016