Argillite Pendant, Beaver, by Glen Pollard, Haida Nation with Russian Trade Beads

Argillite Pendant, Beaver, by Glen Pollard, Haida Nation with Russian Trade Beads

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Stunning piece of Argillite Art

Large BEAVER pendant by Haida Artist Glen Pollard, with Abalone inlays, horn teeth and Russian Tradebeads on leather 

Detailed carving of the stone, the expression is wonderful, the cobald blue and green trade beads just add to this special piece. 

Measurements: 2" x 1 3/4" (5 x 4.5 cm), beads are 1/4" x 1/4" (0.75 x 0.75 cm)

Argillite: The Haida carvings of Haida Gwaii along the coast of BC are notable aboriginal art treasures created from this type of a hard, fine black silt argillite, sometimes called "black slate". The black slate occurs only at a quarry on a Slatechuck Mountain, near the town of Skidegatee on Graham Island. At one time, around 1900, it was shipped to Victoria for manufacturing; today the Haida have a monopoly on use of the argillite. This artwork has been of high quality and prized around the world since the Haida first began carving it to sell to sailors around 1800; modern Haida carvers continue the tradition.

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About This Artist

Glen Pollard is a member of the Haida Nation, originating from Skidegate, a small village on Haida Gwaii, formerly the Queen Charlotte Islands in BC, Canada. It's locatedted approximately 50 kilometres (31 mi) west of the mainland. According...Artist bio and other available works »

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