Sterling silver Spirit Bead on chain carved by artist Travis Henry
Small: 3/8" width x 1/4" diameter bead, 16" chain
Large: 3/8" width x 1/2" diameter bead, 18" chain
The symbol of immortality and wealth, dependability and renewal. The Salmon is the life source, and is always treated with high regard. The great abundance of salmon allowed the culture of the Northwest Coast to flourish.
Travis Henry, born in Cowichan, BC on Vancouver Island, has been carving since 1982. He was trained by the Seaweed family, who are well known and respected carvers from Alert Bay. Henry carves his silver and gold jewelry in Kwakwaka’wakw style. Henry also acts as a teacher and guide to younger artists who would like to learn about their heritage and the art of carving in precious metals. Apart from Canada, Henry’s carved jewelry can also be found in collections in Japan, the United States, Europe and Australia. Travis currently lives in Langford, BC with his young growing family.