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This stunning rattle was woven by internationally renowned Haida weaver, Isabel Rorick. It is made of spruce roots collected in Haida Gwaii, which she twined into traditional designs to symbolize “snowflakes”. Isabel wove into the bottom of the spruce root weaving quartz crystals and eagle down feathers – since in Haida culture, and other northwest coast cultures, eagle down symbolizes peace. She carved the rattle body and handle out of yellow cedar. Isabel placed some quartz crystals inside the rattle for the owner to “program” with positive energy, and filled the rattle with very small agates that she collected from Haida Gwaii. The rattle contains Isabel’s signature weave of three concentric circles at the top, symbolizing her three sons. It was a gift from Terri-Lynn’s husband, Robert Davidson.

JACK LITRELL PHOTO

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