This is a hand-carved and painted yellow cedar Eagle Paddle by Trevor Hunt from the Kwakwaka'wakw Nation and features 7 mother-of-pearl inlays.
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 paddle is about 59 inches or 150 centimeters long, nearly 5 1/2 inches or 14 centimeters wide, and nearly 1 inch or 2 1/4 centimeters thick.
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