This artistic "Eagle Down Dancer - Mens Wallet" is truly impressive. With a silhouette of a traditional Dancer spinning and moving to the crack of an ancient drum as the eagle down spills out and spreads a blessing of peace. All set on a beautiful orange and blue sunset and emboss printed to perfection. This wallet is a work of art.
- Brand: Cedar Paddle
- Artist: Andy Everson
- Material: Durable, vegan, man-made faux leather.
- Measurements: Approximately 4.5 x 3.75 inches.
- Details: 9 credit card slots, large money pocket, clear plastic id slot and 4 additional pockets.
Story behind the art:
Amongst the Kwakwaka'wakw people, the major dance order outside of their winter ceremonials is the Dluwalaxa or Tla'sala. These dances have been primarily obtained through an intermarriage with the northern tribes of the coast. Characteristic of the Tla'sala (Peace Dance) is the Yaxwi'we' headdress. It is a sublime manifestation of valuable items on the coast such as long white ermine train, an intricately carved front-let festooned with abalone shells and a crown of long sea lion whiskers. Gently placed on the top of the Yaxwi'we' is a generous handful of eagle down. When danced, the Yaxwi'we' releases it's bounty to spread a peaceful blessing throughout the house.
About the artist:
Andy Everson was born in Comox B.C. and named Nagedzi after his grandfather, Chief Andy Frank of the K'omoks First Nation. His cultural interests lay with both his K'omoks and Kwakwaka'wakw ancestors and are expressed through dancing, singing and art. To further his career, Andy has gone on to complete his Master's degree in anthropology. From early self-taught lessons, Andy has tried to follow in the footsteps of his Kwakwaka'wakw relatives in creating bold and unique representations that remain rooted in the age old traditions of his ancestors.