Raven and Eagle Head Earrings

United States
$52.00
Item No. 3513E
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The raven and eagle are often found together in Pacific Northwest art. One earring shows the raven head while the other depicts an eagle head in this design by Paul Wagner. The raven and eagle heads are about 1/2 inch by 3/8 inch. Leverback earrings. Sterling Silver. Made in USA.

The raven and eagle are often found together in Pacific Northwest art. One earring shows the raven head while the other depicts an eagle head in this design by Paul Wagner. The raven and eagle heads are about 1/2 inch by 3/8 inch. Leverback earrings. Sterling Silver. Made in USA.

  • Raven
    The most important of all creatures to the Northwest coast Indian peoples was the Raven. He took many forms to many peoples -- the Transformer, the cultural hero, the trickster, the Big Man. Full of magical powers, the Raven could transform himself into anything. He put the sun in the sky, the fish in the sea, the salmon into the rivers. His antics were often motivated by greed, and he loved to tease, to cheat, to woo, and to trick.
  • Eagle
    The Eagle is one of the most powerful and important symbols in Pacific Northwest Indian art and life. Eagle down, a symbol of peace and friendship, was sprinkled before guests in welcome dances and on other ceremonial occasions; eagle feathers were used in many rituals and worn on masks, headdresses and dance aprons.
  • Lovebirds
    Haida and Tlingit Indians have two main clans, the Eagles and the Ravens. Traditionally, members of the same clan cannot marry, so marriages typically signify the joining of an eagle to a raven. Eagle and Raven, when linked together, are consequently known as the Lovebirds. The Lovebirds are a popular design for items such as bracelets and rings, given as gifts between couples of these clans.

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