Authentic Northwest Coast designed by Harold Alfred from Otter Studios.
Adjustable cord 13 inches - 24 inches .
Pendant: 1.75 x 1.25 inches
Item descriptions: The heron is a long legged shore bird characterised by a long neck and a sharp beak. It was often represented in masks as family myth characters.
About artist: Harold (Jackson) Alfred was born in Alert Bay, B.C. and is a member of the Kwakwakawakw (formerly Kwakiutl) Nation and was born into the Namgis tribe in 1953. Growing up in Alert Bay , constantly surrounded by the arts, one could not help but be influenced by the magic and majesty of the designs, figures and poles created by the great masters of the past. As a result, Alfred produces outstanding work which has a contemporary feel with a strong sense of the past. Alfred shows his respect for his heritage by following the standards set by past masters and strives to develop a distinct style which clearly depicts the strong traditional designs true to Kwakiutl art form. His logo is the powerful Thunderbird which is one of the founding crests of the Namgis and is symbolic of his roots as a Namgis artist from Alert Bay. Alfred presently lives in Victoria with his wife and three children.