Material: Sterling silver
Dimensions: 1.5 inches tall by 0.4 inches wide
Design: The Raven is a central figure in Haida mythology, he is known as the trickster. He is responsible for pushing the envelope to catalyze change & teach us lessons as well. Famous Haida mythologies include Raven Steals the Light, where the world was all dark before raven stole the light & brought it to the world. Raven is also central in the Haida creation story, where he is responsible for bringing the first men to Haida Gwaii in a clamshell at Rose Spit, then in his raven ways, coaxing them out of the clamshell to be the first people on Haida Gwaii.
About the Artist
Haida artist Garner Moody was born in Prince Rupert, British Columbia and was raised in Skidegate on Haida Gwaii. He is the nephew of prolific argillite carver, Rufus Moody. Garner was artistic as a child and he remembers drawing from age 9 onwards. He carved his first piece of argillite when he was 15. Garner moved to Vancouver in 1987, and was invited to help renowned Haida artist, Bill Reid carve a full-scale Lootaas cedar dugout canoe. While he was in Vancouver, Garner leaned a great deal about Haida design and argillite carving from Haida artists Nelson Cross, Alfie Collinson, Ron Wilson, and Clayton Gladstone. Garner currently lives on Haida Gwaii, and focuses on argillite, gold jewellery, and carving in red and yellow cedar.
Made by hand, please expect some variation in each piece.