Thunderbird, Abalone inlaid by Brian Bob

Thunderbird, Abalone inlaid by Brian Bob

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Gorgeous! Highest Quality! This is a great centerpiece and makes every entrance or room - it's so impressive and powerful!!!

Thunderbird by master artist Brian Bob, a member of the Nootka (Nuu-chah-nulth First Nation)

richly inlaid, stained in a washed reddish ochar, gorgeous and unusual color, hand carved in superb quality, thick piece of Sitkus Spruce. The Thunderbird shows the salmon symbol in it's wings and in the body. The size is very impressive, the inlaid pieces of Abalone are a beautiful contrast to the red, they really stand out. The carving lines are deep, clean and very detailed. This is a thick piece of wood - solid and powerful! Made and already prepared for wall hanging, hanger attached, signed at the back. 

Measurements: 31 1/2" x 11" x 1 3/4" (80 x 28 x 4.5 cm)

Meaning: The Thunderbird is a mythical creature and only the most prestigious and powerful Chiefs are allowed to have the Thunderbird as a crest especially among the Kwagiulth, Nuu-Chah-Nulth and Coast Salish people. 

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About This Artist

Brian Bob is a member of the Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka) First Nation, originating from Vancouver Island, Canada’s Pacific Northwest Coast. His Indian name is Qquyutsapool which means “Policer of the wolves”. Brian’s mother is...Artist bio and other available works »

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