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This Kingfisher with abalone inlaid eye and heart is hand carved yellow cedar by Snaw-naw-was First Nation artist and master carver Brian Bob from Nanoose, BC. Brian uses a special finishing technique that enhances the natural colour and grain of the wood while bringing out the light and shadows of the carving. The Kingfisher is a common bird that fishes for its prey along shores of Brian's home base of Nanoose.

Product code: BO-19e-3
Medium: Yellow Cedar / Inlaid Abalone Shell
Width: 5 1/2"
Depth: 1/2"
Height: 18"

Meet the artist

Bob, Brian

Bob, Brian

Brian Bob's Indian name is Qwuyutsapool, a Nuu-chah-nulth derived tradional name which translates in English to 'policer of the wolves'. Brian honours the heritage of both his mother and father in his work. His mother, Fran Touchie, is from the...

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