Eagle Dance Rattle, Sarah Robertson
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EAGLE Dance RATTLE
excellent carving and painting all around on each side. The Eagle's head is adorned with traditional bark and rope from the cedar tree. These dance rattles are very important and present at any potlatch ceremonie. The sound is strong. Signed with carved initials.
by SARAH ROBERTSON, a very well known Master artist from the Kwagiulth First Nation. Sarah is a very kind and gentle soul and I always very much enjoy meeting with her and her lovely large family.
Measurements: the Rattle itself is 12 1/2" long, 3 1/2" high, 2" wide (31 x 9 x 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
Sarah Robertson is a member of the Kwakiutl (Kwakwaka’wakw) First Nation with part of her heritage connecting to the Coast Salish. She was born in Nanaimo, a small fishing town on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. She started...Artist bio and other available works »
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