Orca Earrings, Pewter

Canada
$22.00
Item No. PFSH310
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These Orca earrings are designed by Dan Yunkws, a Gitxsan from Hazelton, B.C. The earrings are about ¾ inch across and are set on hypo allergenic wires. Made in Canada from lead-free pewter.

These Orca earrings are designed by Dan Yunkws, a Gitxsan from Hazelton, B.C. The earrings are about ¾ inch across and are set on hypo allergenic wires. Made in Canada from lead-free pewter.

  • Pewter Jewelry
    This hand-crafted pewter jewelry is made in Canada by Frederick Design. These high quality lead-free pewter pieces are designed by various artists including Native Canadians from both coastal and interior tribes.
  • Orca
    Whales, a common motif in the art of the Northwest Coast peoples, were the subject of countless stories and legends. One story held that a whale could capture a canoe and drag it and the people aboard down to an underwater Village of the Whales. These people were then transformed into whales themselves. The Haida believed that whales seen near villages were these drowned people trying to communicate with the villagers.

    A Tlingit legend tells that the first orcas (killer whales) were carved from yellow cedar and sent into the ocean with instructions to be friendly towards people. The killer whales guide the Indians towards fish and are helpful except when they are treated discourteously.

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