Material: Argillite, Paua Shell
Dimensions: 7 inches tall by 3 inches long by 2.75 inches wide.
Design: Raven is known as a trickster and is a catalyst for change. He brought the light to the world.
Argillite is a black stone that is geologically classified as slate. The argillite from Haida Gwaii is found on one mountaintop and is protected by the Haida Nation as a stone exclusively carved by the Haida people.
This stone’s geological formation makes it unique compared to argillite found elsewhere. Exposure to high heats allowed this argillite to cool and form in a way that was strong enough to be carved, yet soft enough to take on fine carving details and sculpting.
Once this stone was found by Haida artists its true transformation began.
About the Artist
Kevin Jager is a Haida artist from Old Massett, Haida Gwaii.
Each argillite carving is made by hand. Please expect some minor variation. This craftsmanship is what makes your piece truly unique.