Raven Stealing the Sun Bracelet

United States
$275.00
Item No. N734B
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One of our favorite Native American tales from the Pacific Northwest is Raven Stealing the Sun. Raven is shown stealing the Sun in this sterling silver bracelet. The design is by Danny Dennis, a Gitxsan from the Gitanmaax Reserve in British Columbia, and uses the cross-hatched background often favored by the northern carvers. Width is 1⅛ inches, devolved length is 6¾ inches. Made in USA.

We also offer this bracelet in a larger size with a devolved length of 7¾ inches to fit larger wrists.

One of our favorite Native American tales from the Pacific Northwest is Raven Stealing the Sun. Raven is shown stealing the Sun in this sterling silver bracelet. The design is by Danny Dennis, a Gitxsan from the Gitanmaax Reserve in British Columbia, and uses the cross-hatched background often favored by the northern carvers. Width is 1⅛ inches, devolved length is 6¾ inches. Made in USA.

We also offer this bracelet in a larger size with a devolved length of 7¾ inches to fit larger wrists.

  • The Legend
    Long ago, by the mouth of a great river, lived an old chief and his only daughter. It was said that the old man kept the sun hidden away in a box. Raven wanted to have this sun and had tried to get it many times without success. At length he hit on a plan. He noticed that the daughter went to the well every day for a supply of water, so he transformed himself into a pine needle, dropped into her drinking water and was swallowed. She became pregnant and in due time he was reborn as the chief's grandson. Thus he gained access to the house.

    Raven became a great favorite with the old chief who let him have anything he asked for. One day he asked to play with the sun box, but this the old man refused to grant. Raven gave him no peace, and finally, weary of his whining, his grandfather let him play with it. The Raven quickly took the box and rolled it about until he had it outside. Then dashing the box to pieces, he took the sun in his beak and placed it in the sky, where it has been giving light to the world ever since.

  • 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.

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