This is a hand-carved yellow cedar Loon Paddle by Bill Henderson, Kwakwaka'wakw Master Carver from the Wei Wai Kum First Nation. The paddle is deeply carved and painted in grey, navy, dark red, black, and white acrylic, and has 27 abalone shell inlays.
The Loon is a solitary bird of the wilderness that symbolizes tranquility, serenity and the reawakening of old hopes, wishes and dreams.
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The size is nearly 59 1/2 inches or 151 centimeters long, 9 inches or 23 centimeters wide, and about 1 1/4 inches or 3 centimeters thick.
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This piece is part of our exhibition “Looking After a Legacy: Through the Grains of Cedar” which opens on September 3rd 2022. While this artwork is available for purchase, we do ask to hold the piece at the gallery until October 3rd 2022 for the first month of the exhibition. We will then ship the piece to you or notify you that it is ready for pickup. If you have any questions please contact us at email@example.com
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