Lionel Samuels Haida Argillite Pendant

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Lionel Samuels Haida Argillite Salmon Pendant

Here is your chance to get a piece of carved argillite from a master carver of one of Canada's West Coast Peoples!

This pendant is carved by Lionel Samuels of Haida Gawii from the west coast of Canada. It features what appears to be a red jasper salmon jumping out of argillite water. The back is also skillfully carved and signed with the artist's signature. This mix of the two materials is not only rare, but shows an additional level of skill in the artist's carving. You will not find this impressive piece anywhere else! Possibly a one-of-a-kind.

Lionel began carving when he was only 7 years old!

"His argillite works are incredibly sculpted with carefully incised designs. He creates large figures, totem poles, pendants and earrings, pipes, and boxes. He enjoys creating pieces featuring Haida mythological and spiritual creatures such as Ravens, Frogs, Eagles, Killer Whales, and Sea Monsters. He is inspired by his ancestors, and the Haida stories of his Grandparents. His Grandfather was a famous Haida carver—Captain Andrew Brown. He professionally restores historical Haida argillite sculptures for the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C., and the Royal British Museum in Victoria, BC. His argillite sculptures are eagerly sought after by collectors from around the globe. Some of his most recent pieces have been showcased in the highly regarded American Indian Art Magazine.
Lionel passed away during 2021 after struggling with covid 19." - Source:

🌟 Size: 2" long at the longest part.
🌟 Condition: Excellent
🌟 Marked: As shown. Lionel Samuels, HAIDA

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