- Materials: Silver 925 / Sterling Silver
- Measurements: Approximately L 1 3/8" X W 1/4" / 35mm X 10mm
- Categories: Pendants
- Totem Symbols: Bear
- Artists: Graham Henry
- Styles: Canadian First Nations
The Bear symbolizes strength, independence, learned humility, and teaching. The protector of the animal kingdom. With great power and human like qualities, the Bear is known as the Elder Kinsman and is always treated as a high-ranking guest.
Graham Henry was born in 1970 in Duncan B.C. This area is representative of the Coast Salish Nation, a tribe that inhabits the southern region of British Columbia. Graham holds the Eagle, a prestigious and high-status symbol, as his crest. Graham learned carving from his brother, Travis Henry, as well as Patrick (Paddy) Seaweed, a well-regarded carver from Alert Bay. Graham’s carving style was greatly influenced by Patrick’s style. Graham is one of many Northwest Coast Native artists preserving the beautiful traditions of his ancestors.