Cherry Wood Pendant with Abalone by Lou-ann Neel, Kwakwaka’wakw
Adorned with a Bear design by Kwakwaka’wakw artist Lou Ann Neel and made from richly coloured cherry wood and glorious abalone shell this pendant is definitively West Coast! A wonderful choice for instant gift giving, from corporate and group gifts to that little something special for your loved ones. This pendant is produced by Spirit Works a 100% First Nations owned and operated company located on unceded Squamish First Nation land right here in Vancouver.
"Loyal Friend" - The Bear is a symbol of authority and wisdom.
Lou-ann Neel is from the Mamalilikulla and Kwagiulth people of the Kwakwaka’wakw (the Kwak’wala-speaking people). Lou-ann was born in Alert Bay, BC, but has lived much of her life in Victoria, in the unceded traditional territories of the Lekwungen people. Lou-ann is a practising visual artist, working in textiles, jewelry, illustration, painting and digital design; more recently, she has been apprenticing in wood carving with her brother, Kevin Cranmer, a ‘Namgis artist.
This pendant measures 1 3/4" x 1 1/8".
Dimensions: 1 3/4" x 1 1/8"
Materials: Cherry Wood, Abalone Shell Inlay, Leather
Each pendant comes in a sleek black box with a certificate of authenticity, information of the design and a biography of the artist. The design, it's symbolism and artist name are also carved into the back of the pendant. Each Leather cord is adjustable.
MADE IN CANADA
Please note texture and colour are individual to each pendant and may vary.