- Materials: Silver 925 / Sterling Silver
- Width: 3/8" / 10mm
- Size: 8" / 20cm
- Totem Symbols: Eagle
- Artists: Jody Sparrow
- Gemstone: Abalone
- Styles: Canadian First Nations
- Categories: Bracelets
A symbol of power, prestige and wisdom. The Eagle is believed to have the greatest connection to the creator and sends messages from the people to the spiritual world. It is a symbol of peace and leadership, the sacred down represents friendship and its feathers are used for ceremonies and rituals.
Jody Sparrow, born in North Vancouver is a Coast Salish Artist whose ancestry is from the Musqueam/Squamish Nations. Although he was introduced to carving by his community at the young age of 7 he went on to have a career as an electrician and carpenter, but always felt an artistic calling. In the 2000s, he began carving and was later trained under famous Nisga’a artist Robert Tait between 2013 and 2014. While his artistic style has contemporary elements he has been working to revive the more traditional Coast Salish design in jewelry, further to this he also works in wood carving creating unique designs in masks, paddles, spindle whorls and bentwood boxes. His largest project, a 36 ft sea going canoe was commissioned by YVR in collaboration with the Musqueam Nation to be displayed at the YVR terminal.