Pot Holder with Hummingbird Design by Tsimshian Artist Bill Helin. Hummingbirds are nectarivores and are found in North and South America. In Northwest coast aboriginal lore they symbolize beauty, intelligence and love. They are messengers of joy and their ability to hover back and forth and move swiftly is believed to be a skill for guiding the people - as such their appearance before a hunt is regarded as a positive sign. The pot holder measures 8 1/2 inches square and is 100% cotton.
Tsimshian native artist Bill Helin enjoys a very rewarding career as a creative gold engraver, painter, woodcarver and book illustrator. He loves to paint mythological images to educate people on the history of the Tsimshian nation and the many stories passed down through his ancestors. His greatest passion however is to spiritually represent and bond individuals together through the use of native Life Crest symbols. The art of Bill Helin is reproduced in collaboration with the artist and royalties are paid to the artist on each item sold.
Designed and made in Canada.