October 22, 2011

Isabel Rorick Spruce Root Rattle

Prominent Haida weaver Isabel Rorick has created a beautiful new yellow cedar and spruce root rattle adorned with eagle down, eagle feathers, and amethyst stones.

On the rattle, variations in stitching patterns symbolize the earth, and the sky. There are four rows of three-string twining which represent the sky, thunderbolt/lightning design representing power and below, there are three rows of skip-stitch which represents the earth. The three rings at the top of the rattle, which can be found on all of her pieces is her signature. Historically, rattles like this were used as a means of healing for young people.

This piece measures 7 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" and is available for $6,800.00 CAD.

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