Argillite Raven Pendant by Myles Edgars from the Haida Nation
This pendant measures approximately 1.5 inches tall by 1.5 inches wide.
The price includes shipping to Canada and the USA. Shipping internationally will be charged a shipping fee.
About the Design
Raven is the Trickster and is known for discovering the first Haida people in a large clam shell. His curiosity often gets him into trouble, from which we can learn. He is also responsible for bringing the light and the moon to Haida Gwaii.
About the Artist
Myles, who was born in 1958 in Haida Gwaii, started carving at the age of 13. Myles has a smooth and fluid style, which can be seen in his argillite jewelry pieces, small carvings, and totem poles. He was mentored by the late Richard Yeltatzie, an established Haida artist and his brother-in-law, Haida carver Steven Collinson.
Myles is dedicated to the craft of carving argillite and has mentored many young people to continue this skill and knowledge essential to Haida culture and history. Amy Edgars, who is a young Haida argillite carver was also taught by Myles, who is her father. Myles' works closely with his son and daughter to pass on argillite knowledge through carving and collecting argillite on Slatechuck Mountain, a protected site in Haida Gwaii for sourcing argillite.
Argillite is a type of slate uniquely found in Haida Gwaii and protected by the Council of the Haida Nation as a stone exclusively carved by the Haida people.
Each argillite pendant is carved by hand. Please expect some minor variation in lines and pattern and colour of the shell inlay. This craftsmanship is what makes your piece truly unique!