- Object Origin:
- Manny Georgeson
- red cedar, abalone inlay
- 58 inches in length
- Bentwood Boxes & Sculptures
Traditional Abalone Eagle Talking Stick
Manny Georgeson has hand carved this full sized talking stick featuring his family crest the Eagle and inlayed the eyes with traditional abalone shells. This impressive talking stick was created from one solid piece of old growth red cedar.
Manny Georgeson was born in 1961 in the remote community of Church House, on the west coast of Vancouver Island, in British Columbia, Canada. This area is representative of the Kwagiulth Nation, a tribe that inhabits the southern and central coast of British Columbia. Born to a Haida mother and a Kwakiutl father, he has been given the Grizzly Bear as the family crest. Manny has apprenticed under master carver, Dwayne Simeon who is also a member of the same nation that specializes in mask and jewelry carving. Manny's unique style reflects both traditional Haida and Kwagiulth motifs and execution. His attention to detail and ancestry has made his pieces highly collectible with both collectors and international galleries. Manny is one of a select few Northwest Coast artists who is preserving the traditions of his ancestors through his artwork and mentoring young artists.