Red cedar model canoe, Eagle design, by Jonathan Jacobson
- Nation: Kwakwaka’wakw (Kwakiutl) First Nations
- Artist: Jacobson, Jonathan
- Type: Other unique Indigenous Art
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What a beautiful and impressive piece!
CEDAR EAGLE MODEL CANOE
by master artist Jonathan Jacobson, a member of the Kwakwakaw' wakw First Nation. A very well known and well liked and highly sought after artist.
fully hand carved out of red cedar, large piece, beautifully hand painted in great detail, showing the Eagle on each side. It's signed on the bottom of the canoe, comes with little wooden paddles. It stands on a wooden base but can be taken off and looks fabulous even without the base! Jonathan used only traditional colors - it's just a very powerful piece. The painting/carving on the base is depicting the water - just excellent craftsmanship - and these are hard to find - you don't see these canoes often - just so much work to hand carve and hollow the solid piece of wood.
Measurements: 29" long, 6" wide, total height in stand is 9", canoe itself is 6" high (74 x 15 x 15, high when on stand: 23 cm)
Meaning: 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.