Eagle with Salmon spirit, Rick Thomas

Eagle with Salmon spirit, Rick Thomas

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Eagle with Salmon spirit, wall panel

yellow cedar, hand carved, hand painted in traditional colors, by the First Nations Artist Rick Thomas, signed and dated 2004, when he lived in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Made for wall hanging, not carved at the back, hanger already attached. This is an older piece so it does show minor signs of aging and gentle handling but it's truly remarkable in craftsmanship

Measurements: 15" x 5" x 1/2" (38 x 13 x 1.5 cm)

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.

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About This Artist

Rick Thomas is an outstanding native carver of West Coast and Salish descent of the Stayout Tribe. Born in 1948, he was raised in the Stayout Reserve in Sidney, B.C. Rick is a full time carver who works in a wide variety of mediums, from...Artist bio and other available works »

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