With inspiration taken from the Kermode, or spirit bear, this mystical creature makes this wallet a genuine work of art. Originally created by the well known artist, Andy Everson for the B.C. Lion's Society for the "Spirit Bears in the City" project, this exquisite work of art has now been reproduced as a very popular Men's Wallet.
- Brand: Cedar Paddle
- Artist: Andy Everson
- Material: Durable, vegan, man-made faux leather.
- Measurements: Approximately 4.5 x 3.75 inches.
- Details: 6 credit card slots, large money pocket, clear plastic id slot and 3 additional pockets.
- Coins: Small zippered coin pocket inside.
Message from the artist about this piece:
"A rare genetic occurrence allows about 1 in every 10 black bears to have white fur. What makes this even more rare is that this only occurs along the central coast of British Columbia. Currently there is a movement to protect and adopt the spirit bear as a symbol of BC. Sharing the territory with my northern relatives since time immemorial, Kermode bears clearly reflect a the “Northern Spirit” of British Columbia, Canada."
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.
I just bought this wallet for my husband and he was speechless when I gave it to him. He loved the workmanship and quality of this wallet. There is plenty of spots to put credit cards and even a spot to put change which you dont usually find in a man's wallet. I am ordering another one for my husband's best friend for his birthday.