Perfect for those who wear both gold and silver on a regular basis. This pendant by West Coast Native American artist Kelvin Thompson goes with everything! Measuring 1 1/2" x 1 1/4" in a rounded rectangle shape, this pendant depicts a'Hummingbird' amongst swirls of floral scrollwork.
The'Hummingbird' figure has been hand-engraved in solid 14 karat gold and then soldered to the hand-engraved piece of sterling silver. In many Canadian First Nations communities the'Hummingbird' is a messenger symbol representing health and good news.This piece is signed and comes with an artist biography. Also, the bail can be hidden at the back and a pin can be attached so this piece can be worn as a pendant OR brooch. Kelvin has been adopted into the Haisla nation. He carves jewellery in silver and gold, but also creates bowls and masks from alder, maple and cedar. In 1979, he studied under and worked with Barry and Derek Wilson at the Vancouver Indian Centre, and in 1980 carved a totem pole with Henry Robinson for the Indian Centre. From oxidizing to intricate cut-out work, Kelvin is always experimenting and trying new things with his jewellery. In addition, he has taught many artists how to carve in silver and gold, and he is passionate about passing skills and information on to younger carvers.
From September, 2007 to February, 2008 Kelvin aided Kwakwakawakw/Haida artist Dan Wallace in teaching the first annual Northwest Coast Jewellery Arts Program, which was held at Vancouvers Native Education College. Keywords: "Eagle feather", "native glasses", "Haida bracelet", "Haida jewelry", "pacific northwest", "native indian". The item "14 Karat Gold on Sterling Silver Hummingbird Pendant Northwest Coast Native Art" is in sale since Monday, July 21, 2014.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Canada\ Aboriginal". The seller is "artfromabove" and is located in Vancouver, British Columbia. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Canada, Japan.