5 ft Eagle paddle by Tom D. Hunt, Watawidi
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Have a look at this gorgeous piece of Indigenous art by Master artist Tom D. Hunt (Watawidi) from the Kwakiulth First Nation
just so incredibly detailed and deep carving lines - truly highest quality craftsmanship, and easy recognizable as one of Tom's pieces of Art. He just puts so much love and attention to details into his carvings. Also please have a close look at the solid yellow piece of cedar - it's so clean, but still showing some natural grain lines in the back. Another piece by a master artist, close to perfection.
Meaning: The Eagle symbolizes grace, power and great intellect. It is a sacred and noble creature representing power and prestige to the First Nations people of the Northwest Coast. It symbolizes wisdom and has a special and direct connection to the creator. Eagles mate for life and are therefore also seen as a symbol of lasting love and dedication. It is told that the Eagle end their own life in despair when the mate is lost. Eagle feathers are used in the most important ceremonies, a display of respect, courage, Chieftainship and wisdom. The Eagle is the ruler of sky.
Measurements: 59", close to 5 ft. long, 7 1/2" wide at widest point, 1" thick (1.50 m x 19 x 2.5 cm)
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About This Artist
Tom D. Hunt, also called Watawidi, is the son of Hereditary Chief George Hunt and May Hunt. Tom D. Hunt is a member of the Kwakiutl, or Kwakwaka’wakw Nation, born in 1964. Tom began apprenticing in Kwakiutl art with his father at the age of...Artist bio and other available works »
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