Tag Archive for ‘eagles’

Eagle jacket

I created this jacket with an eagle design on the back and front of a very large collar. This was my first attempt at drawing Haida art for clothing. I thought it was rather mundane, and it hung in the closet for about a year before I even wore it. I designed both the Haida art and the jacket style. Made from 100% wool for the jacket and cashmere for […]

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Eagle Raven Button Blanket

Eagle Raven design by Norman Price

The eagle raven Haida design was created by my dad, Norman Price. He painted it as a light cover, and put it up on his living room ceiling. I took a picture of it, and created this button blanket from the template I made. I had this piece for several years, and decided when my dad got cancer ,he was going to be buried with it. The design is his […]

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To appreciate the Art, it is important to understand the structures of their social system. All Haida are born either “Ravens” or “Eagles”. The determination of moiety is established by the mother’s affiliation. Within the moiety are lineages; associations to these lineages are several crests, legends and Haida names. The legends associated with the Art may not be known, as it originates in the artist mind. It is of great […]

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Chiefs and Shamans

In the days of the ancestors the Haida class systems were based on wealth and rank, which was finalized at potlatches. The chiefs position was his rank and the social structure determined the rank of others. Through the adoption of rich relatives, few people had no status at all. There were chiefs of Eagle or Raven lineages and villages, each inheriting his position from a brother or uncle. To maintain […]

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