s 12, 5/8" wide tapered, sterling silver with abalone eyes, original repousse and chasing done by Gus Cook (Kwak'waka'wakw). Ancient northwest coast Native Chilkat design.
Kwak'wka'wakw artist's bio available with purchase.
Repoussé is used to shape a piece of metal by working on the reverse of the metal with small hammers to form a raised design on the front. Chasing is is the opposite technique used to refine the design on the front of the work by hammering to sink the metal.