Wolf Paddle Earrings

United States
  • Wolf Paddle Earrings, Sterling Silver
$90.00
Item No. N20432E
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The Gitxsan Nation is divided into four clans: Frog, Eagle, Wolf, and Fireweed. These symbols are prominently featured in much of their art. These wolf earrings display a stylized wolf and are designed by Danny Dennis, a Gitxsan from the Gitanmaax Reserve in British Columbia. The length is 2 inches. Fishhook earrings. Sterling silver. Made in USA.

The Gitxsan Nation is divided into four clans: Frog, Eagle, Wolf, and Fireweed. These symbols are prominently featured in much of their art. These wolf earrings display a stylized wolf and are designed by Danny Dennis, a Gitxsan from the Gitanmaax Reserve in British Columbia. The length is 2 inches. Fishhook earrings. Sterling silver. Made in USA.

  • Danny Dennis

    Danny Dennis is a “GITXSAN” Native artist of the Frog Clan, born in 1951. Danny is from the Gitxsan Village of Gitanmaax, British Columbia, Canada. Danny’s art reflects the beauty of his homeland, combining his past with his present day experiences.

    Danny’s contribution to the renaissance of Northwest Coast Native art began with international distribution in 1979. His art is currently available for viewing locally at galleries throughout British Columbia and at selected museums and galleries in Germany, the United States and Asia.

    This self-taught artist cites mentors such as master artists Francis Williams and Robert Davidson for providing inspiration from the beginning of his professional artistic career in 1978.

    Danny also carves indigenous materials such as ivory and mastodon. His traditional design work is enjoyed by collectors of finely carved gold and silver jewelry. Unique to Danny’s art are the free-flowing lines capturing the expression of freedom and the infinite possibilities of where a person’s journeys can lead them.

  • Wolf
    The wolf features strongly in both Indian and Inuit lore as a successful hunter. Once the object of fear among the white settlers and shot by bounty hunters, the wolf is becoming better understood and more appreciated, both in Canada and Alaska, and is depicted in art throughout the north. In Indian designs, the wolf is identified by an elongated snout with flaring nostrils, large teeth and ears, and a curled tail.

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