Custom Sterling Silver Bear Ring North West Coast First Nation Art Jewelry
On offer is a West Coast Namgis First Nation Hand carved sterling silver'Bear' ring. By World renowned master carver Joe R. Wilson with his depiction of Bear in the style of the Namgis, Kwakuitl First Nation. Fine example of Indigenous Art from the Northwest Coast First Nations of Canada. Please keep in mind that every recreated peice that Joe hand carves will have slight subtle differences that will be very hard to distinguish from the pictures shown above! Up to size 15 available, please specify which size you require! The homelands of the Kwakwaka''wakw -'speakers of Kwakwala' - or Kwakiutl First Nations are just north of the Coast Salish peoples. The territory stretches from Alert Bay, on Vancouver Island''s Northeast Coast, to the adjacent mainland covering the many islands inbetween. Masters of art and drama, the Kwakiutl traditionally spent half their year living within family clans, and half the year within secret societies that performed masked dances in winter ceremonies. These ceremonies overshadowed the pageantry and spectacle of all the other potlatching nations of the pacific coast. Joe Wilson - First Nations Artist was born in 1966 to the Kwakwaka'wakw Hak'wesagame' Tribe. Joe a descendant of the'Namgis First Nation, is grandson of Chief Alvin Edgar Alfred. Joes carving began at age 21 after being exposed to the work of master carver Willie Seaweed. Joe is well known for his very detailed oriented wood carvings and his elaborate silver, copper and gold jewelry.
Besides many others, Joe headed a large project in the Netherlands, the Dolfinarium Harderwijk. The project consisted of a Kwakwaka'wakw village which encompassed the legend of the Undersea Kingdom. XRF assayed (X-ray) tested for purity.
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The item "Custom Sterling Silver Bear Ring North West Coast First Nation Art Jewelry" is in sale since Friday, March 1, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Rings". The seller is "thekanatashop" and is located in Port Alberni, British Columbia.
This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Japan.
- Metal: Sterling Silver
- Jewelry Type: Rings
- Country of Origin: Canada
- Ring Size: Up to Size 15
- Tribal Affiliation: Namgis / Kwakuitl