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|Dimensions||1 x 6.25 "|
|Artist||Herbert (Herb) Lancaster|
|Nation||Kwakwaka'wakw ('Namgis) Nation|
Kwakwaka’wakw (‘Namgis) Nation
Herbert (Herb) Lancaster was born in Alert Bay, British Columbia, Canada, which is a fishing village located along the northeastern coast of Vancouver Island. He is a member of the ‘Namgis First Nation.
Herb Lancaster began making jewelry at a young age and was mentored and encouraged by his older brothers, John and Donald Lancaster. Herb also learned a great deal from watching his uncle Norman Seaweed.
Herb Lancaster currently lives in Victoria, British Columbia, and shares a studio with his two brothers and uncle.
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The Hawk takes its place in the supernatural spiritual world, inspiring unique designs for masks, rattles and jewelry. For the Haida Nation, it was used to represent the Thunderbird. Often associated with the Sun, the Hawk can be distinguished by its curled beak which curves to meet the tip of the lower jaw.
When the Raven brought light to the world, some versions of the legend say that it was the Hawk who made the Raven drop the box so it opened, releasing the Sun, Moon and Stars into the Universe.
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Price upon request
Includes Skil Hat Stand; Yew wood, Brass
Edition 1 of 3
5.25″ x 2.75″ x 2.75″ (including stand)