Northwest Coast Frog Pendant by David Quist, Haida
Northwest Coast Frog Pendant by David Quist, Haida and Coast Salish hand carved sterling silver 1 3/4" diameter
Frog symbolizes wealth and abundance. When a Frog is portrayed in art with his tongue touching another creature, it represents the sharing of knowledge and power. Many native cultures believe that Frogs prevent loss, which is why small Frog coins are put in purses to prevent money loss. The Haida also carved Frogs on their house posts in the belief that the Frogs would prevent the posts from falling down.
David Quist b. 1954 is a Haida/ Coast Salish native carver and silversmith. David studied under the master artist of the Queen Charlotte Islands of British Columbia.
Primarily engraving in 18K gold and sterling silver, David bases his jewelry designs upon the traditional forms and symbols of artifact making used by his people for generations. Today his exquisite works are collected by Galleries and private collectors in Canada, the United States, Japan and Europe.
David is proud to say the he supports his entire family solely with his art. He intends to carry on the fine tradition of carving and engraving, and will continue to perfect the quality and craftsmanship passed to him by his ancestors.