Totem Bracelet

United States
$160.00
Item No. N702B
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This sterling silver bracelet shows two poles from Wrangell in Alaska. The Kitsetti pole has a face with a large hat on top. The Chief Kahl-teen's Pole has the chief on top. Reproductions of both poles are standing in Wrangell today. The bracelet width is 5/16 inch, the devolved length is 6½ inches. Made in USA.

This sterling silver bracelet shows two poles from Wrangell in Alaska. The Kitsetti pole has a face with a large hat on top. The Chief Kahl-teen's Pole has the chief on top. Reproductions of both poles are standing in Wrangell today. The bracelet width is 5/16 inch, the devolved length is 6½ inches. Made in USA.

  • Trade Bracelets
    In the early 1900's Mayer Brothers, a jewelry manufacturer in Seattle, set up to produce silver bracelets to sell to the Indians along the Pacific Northwest coast, using designs from Tlingit carvers. These trade bracelets became favored items to be given away at potlaches. Production has continued to this day under a succession of manufacturing companies here in the Northwest, using both modern designs and the designs from the early 1900's, with rings, earrings and pendants as well as the traditional bracelets added to the line. The primary market continues to be in Alaska, and the jewelry is sold to both Indians and tourists. The Indians buy mainly the traditional designs, with the most popular bracelet still being the Lovebirds.

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