- Materials: Silver 925 / Sterling Silver
- Totem Symbols: Butterfly
- Artists: Harold Alfred
- Styles: Canadian First Nations
- Categories: Pendants
The Butterfly is a symbol of balance and harmony. In Haida stories, the Butterfly leads the Raven to food sources and discovers the hiding places of treasure, bringing luck. This colorful creature is also the symbol of grace and beauty, transformation and growth.
Born and raised in Alert Bay, British Columbia on Cormorant Island to the Nimpkish band. Harold started to learn proper implementation of designs, history, legends and art forms at a very young age. Studied under the supervision of the present day Kwakiutl master artists. With the appreciation and knowledge of Kwakiutl art, he combined his techniques with woodcarving, silversmithing and three-dimensional shaping together, designed outstanding art pieces which have contemporary feeling and a strong sense of the past.