Eaglet Bowl by Bill Sewid (Willie Seaweed)
Small but an incredible GEM!!! interesting piece!!!
Excerpts from Bill Reid's writings... "Solitary Raven": Bill Reid: "Willie Seaweed or Sewid (Hitamas, Kwaxitola, c. 1873–1967) was a Nakwoktak headman, carver and storyteller, born in the village of Tigwaxsti (Kequesta) in Nuget Sound. He lived most of his live in the village of Paas in Blunden Harbour. Bill Holm has published two fine studies of his work. His surname anglicized to "Seaweed" is actually derived from the Kwakwala verb sixw'id... to paddle"
Gorgeous Eaglet Bowl
The expression is wonderful - the painting so clean, the carving exceptionally professional - it's difficult to find pieces with this quality!
Measurements: 4.5" diameter, 3" high rim (13 cm, 8 cm)
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About This Artist
Kwakwaka'wakw carver Willie Seaweed was born in 1873 at Blunden Harbour, British Columbia, where he lived until his death in 1967. As chief of the Nakwaktokw band, Willie was called Heyhlamas or Rights Maker. His informal name was Kwaghitola or...Artist bio and other available works »
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