This quality hand-carved pendant is made by Haida artist, Derek White Senior & hand-crafted using high quality sterling silver. Its deep carved grooves & sturdy construction ensures that this piece will last a lifetime.
About the Design: The bear is a symbol of intelligence, strength & respect. On Haida Gwaii, the Haida & the bear clan established a peace treaty, meaning that no people or humans would be harmed. Today bear hunting is outlawed on Haida Gwaii, where humans & bears continue to respect one another.
Material: Sterling silver
Optional to add sterling silver figaro chain, 3mm wide
Dimensions: 1 5/8 inch x 7/8 inch
Meet the Artist:
Derek White is a Haida carver who began carving in 1985. Derek has apprenticed with Master Carver Jim Hart and has worked on many large sculptures of wood and totem poles, including one of the six poles at the Haida Heritage Centre in Skidegate in 2001 and the Reconciliation Pole at the University of British Columbia in 2017.
He belongs to a family of master carvers. Derek's brother is Haida artist, Christian White. They are the sons of the late Hereditary Chief of the Edinsu Eagle Clan of Kiusta, Morris White. Morris White’s father, Geoffrey White, was the grandson of the master Haida carver, Charles Edenshaw.
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These pieces are made by the artist with the intention to be shared & worn by people from all cultures. Wearing jewelry by Indigenous artists is not cultural misappropriation. Wearing jewelry & purchasing art by Indigenous artists celebrates the artist & their artwork, supports their career & promotes cultural awareness & sharing.
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