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This beautiful and elegant bracelet by Andrew Williams is made of a special silver and pewter alloy.
The Eagle's significance in many First Nations stories is that Eagle is used to represent perception and spiritual connection. Eagle feathers and down are sacred: traditionally, Shamans believed in their healing powers and used them in a variety of ceremonial and ritual contexts, such as honouring a respected guest. Eagle's down symbolized good luck, peace, welcome and friendship.
Andrew Williams is a Haida Native American artist who was born in 1964 and has been creating argillite carvings as well as jewelry since 1997. Andrew is part of the Raven clan in Old Masset on Haida Gwaii, BC. He is a self-taught artist working with argillite, silver, gold, and other materials.
Andrew Williams was greatly influenced by Ron Russ, Marcel Russ, as well as by Christian White. He is well known for his breathtaking inlay work that is a blend of traditional and contemporary art. His pieces' message is to show the passion he has for art, his Haida ancestry, and the old stories. His children are the motivation for his work. He wants to show them with his hard work that they too can accomplish anything in the world with hard work and perseverance.