Hummingbird - 1/2” Sterling Silver BraceletJim McGuire (Haida)
"The rufous hummingbird is the most common species in the region, and in some areas these tiny, active, well-loved birds are year round inhabitants...[H]ummingbird is not traditionally a major motif in the art. Its popularity today indicates that it has become a very important symbol of love and beauty. Hummingbirds are identified by a long, narrow beak, prominent eyes; a small head, and the presence of flowers" (Shearar 2000: 58) - Understanding Northwest Coast Art: A Guide to Crests, Beings and Symbols
Medium: Hand-carved sterling silver
Dimensions: 6 1/4" x 1/2"
Location: Satellite Shop at SFU Vancouver Bookstore (Harbour Centre)