Thunderbird Rattle on Killer Whale Base, Rick Thomas

Thunderbird Rattle on Killer Whale Base, Rick Thomas

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Did you see the details and depths on this piece?? Have a close look, the carving is incredible.

Majestic and powerful THUNDERBIRD RATTLE on KILLER WHALE BASE by Rick Thomas

This piece is dated 1995, showing the Thunderbird, majestick on the rattle handle, incredibly deep carving, so powerfull expression - the sound is also very strong. It's carved all around - a real masterpiece of Indigenous Art. Hand carved and hand painted out of wood from the cedar tree, acrylic paint, clean and so very deep lines. The Rattle is standing in a Base which is carved just as elaborate - again, so very deep, HIGHEST QUALITY Craftsmanship. The base has a small hairline crack, only visible from underneath, no real threat, have a look, I provided close-ups

Measurements: Rattle: 15 1/2" x 5" x 3" (40 x 13 x 7.5 cm), Whale Base: 13" x 8 1/2" x 1 1/2" (33 x 21.5 x 4 cm)

Meaning: The Thunderbird symbolizes supernatural power and is believed to be the  dominating force behind all of natures doings. It's 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

The Whale is a symbol for romance and harmony as Whales mate for life. The Whale is very family oriented and known to travel in large groups, never to be alone. They symbolize great luck and happiness, community and protection. They are a known to always be working together, take care of each other and to always help and protect each other.

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$1,259.00

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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