Men's Wallet - Full Moon
Artist: Andy Everson
In Kwakwaka’wakw tradition, the Full and Half Moons are seen to battle for the right to show themselves at night. In one particular dance, the Full Moon and the Half Moon come out on the dance floor making noise and pointing to the moon shape above their respective masks. The singers, realizing that they are fighting over who should show themselves suggest that they have a dance contest. After a hilarious bought of dancing, the winner is declared by the assembled guests and can journey across the sky that evening.
Material: Durable, vegan, man-made faux leather.
Measurements: Approximately 4.5 x 3.75 inches.
Details: 9 credit card slots, large money pocket, clear plastic id slot and 4 additional pockets.
About The Artist
Andy Everson was born in Comox B.C. in 1972 and named Nagedzi after his grandfather, Chief Andy Frank. His cultural interests lay with both his Comox and Kwakwaka'wakw ancestries and are expressed through dancing, singing, and even the pursuit of a Master's degree in anthropology. Andy feels that my artwork stands on par with these other accomplishments.
Although he began drawing Northwest Coast art at an early age, his first serious attempt wasn't until 1990 when He started designing and painting chilkat-style blankets for use in potlatch dancing. From these early self-taught lessons he has tried to follow in the footsteps of m Kwakiutl relatives in creating bold and unique representations that remain rooted in the age-old traditions of his ancestors.