Haida Eagle 'Ghuut': Copper Series, Framed Art Card

Haida Eagle 'Ghuut': Copper Series, Framed Art Card

Bill Reid (Haida)
Regular price CAD $35.00

Among the Northwest Coast First Nations, the ultimate symbol of wealth, power and prestige was (and still is) the Copper; a keystone-shaped shield made of beaten copper sheets and decorated with a crest design. They were rare, had names and their symbolic as well as their material values were very high. Its color connotes wealth.

Copper Series: Double Cream, Matted Framed Art Card

Frame: 12"w x 14 1/2"h x 7/8"d (30cm x 36.5cm x 2.2cm)

Matte: 2 3/4"

Printed and made in Canada.

This beautiful framed art card comes framed, includes a biography that is attached to the back and is ready to hang.

*Please note: While every effort will be made to ship this item without damage, there is always a risk in shipping glass.

These are also available in a matted version: The matted art cards are lightweight, easy to ship and ready to frame.


Bill Reid (1920-1998) was an acclaimed master goldsmith, carver, sculptor, writer, broadcaster, mentor and community activist. Reid was born in Victoria, BC to a Haida mother and an American father with Scottish German roots, and only began exploring his Haida roots at the age of 23. This journey of discovery lasted a lifetime and shaped Reid's artistic career.

Reid became a pivotal force in building bridges between Indigenous people and other peoples. Through his mother, he was a member of the Raven clan from T'aanuu with the wolf as one of his family crests. Raven is known as a mischievous trickster, who also plays an important part in transforming the world. Many of these traits matched Bill Reid's personality. In 1986, Reid was presented with the Haida name Yaahl Sgwansung, meaning The Only Raven.