Stunning workmanship in this 3 inch wide solid copper hand carved First Nation bracelet by Paddy Seaweed. It is carved in the spirit animal of the Thunderbird. It is a tapered cuff bracelet. Signed by the artist. Free shipping within Canada. This is a one of a kind piece.
The Thunderbird is a symbol of power and privilege and a connection to the spirit world. The Thunderbird also represents the carrying out of the law and protocol. Thunderbird is a giant supernatural bird who causes thunder and lightning. He is also known to help the weak and people in need. The Thunderbird is a highly intelligent creature. Art designs vary by artist but some common features found in Northwest Coast are a hooked beak, often but n
Paddy Seaweed was born and raised in Alert Bay, British Columbia on the westcoast of Vancouver Island. His mother’s family is from the Village Island and his father’s family is from Turnour Island. He is the youngest son in the family. The family Kwakiutl crest is the Kolus, which is a Baby Thunderbird covered in down. The Kolus is a supernatural bird. Legend is that the Kolus became overheated by the down and shed it’s down revealing a human image being given great strength.
Paddy was trained in jewelry carving by Lloyd Wadhams.
He was always interested in drawing, then moved into wood carving and from there, into silver and gold. Paddy’s older brothers, Alfred and Norman Seaweed are also well known carvers from the Westcoast of Vancouver Island, in British Columbia, Canada.
Paddy Seaweed is an excellent well renowned artist. He designs stunning and unique jewelry with clean, crisp lines. Each piece is signed by the artist making each piece a timeless piece of wearable art.
ot always larger than that of the Eagle. Thunderbird is often shown with a crown or a curly top, showing supernatural powers.