Haida Haida Eagle - GHUUT - Framed Art Card

Haida Haida Eagle - GHUUT - Framed Art Card

Bill Reid (Haida)
Regular price CAD $35.00
Among the Northwest Coast First Nations, the ultimate symbol of wleath, 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 wel as their material values were very high. Its colour connotes wealth.

Material: Framed Art Card

Dimensions: 12" x 14 1/4"

Location: Satellite Shop at SFU Vancouver Bookstore (Harbour Centre)

While every effort will be made to ship this item without damage, there is always a risk in shipping glass. These are also available matted only, which would avoid any risk of damage during shipping.

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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.