This Eagle Spirit paddle was painted by Kwakwaka'wakw artist Rod Smith. The paddle was made from yellow cedar and painted in black and red acrylic. Rod is perhaps best known for his precise and elegant painting style.
The Eagle Symbol is known as “The master of skies” and is a symbol of great significance. He is believed to be the creature with the closest relationship with the creator. Soaring to great heights, he can travel between the physical and the spiritual world. He is said to be a messenger to the creator.
Find more information about and examples of The Eagle Northwest Coast First Nations symbol.
The last image is of Rod holding the paddle.
The paddle measures approximately 61 1/2 inches or 156 1/4 centimeters long, 5 1/2 inches or 14 centimeters wide, and about 1 inch or 2 1/2 centimeters deep.
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