Salmon Pin, Pewter

Canada
$21.00 $16.00
Item No. PF924-PIN
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This pin depicts two salmon, stylized in the Northwest Coast fashion. The pin is about 1⅝ inches across. The design is by Dan Yunkws, a Gitxsan from Hazelton, B.C. Made in Canada from lead-free pewter. Discontinued.

This pin depicts two salmon, stylized in the Northwest Coast fashion. The pin is about 1⅝ inches across. The design is by Dan Yunkws, a Gitxsan from Hazelton, B.C. Made in Canada from lead-free pewter. Discontinued.

  • Pewter
    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.
  • Salmon
    According to Tsimshian legend, salmon were originally salmon people living in 5 villages. These five species of salmon represented the 5 villages -- Iyai (spring salmon), Mesaw (sockeye), Werh (coho), Stemawn (pink), and Qanees (dog salmon). In early spring, they changed into their fish form and started on their journey, but each group at different times. Salmon was a major food source for all the Northwest Coast peoples, and therefore a major part of their cultures.

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