Cloisonne Hummingbird Pin by artist Yunkws. Yunkws, a Gitxsan artist, is largely self taught. He has studied at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design and at the ‘Ksan School of Northwestern Native Art. Yunkws has a degree from the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada.
Cloisonné is an ancient technique for decorating metalwork objects, in recent centuries using vitreous enamel, and in older periods also inlays of cut gemstones, glass, and other materials. The resulting objects can also be called cloisonné.
The pin, which is blue, lavender and turquoise, measures approximately 1 1/4 inches tall by 1 3/8 inches wide. Designed and made in Canada.