Lovebirds Ring, Large

United States
$82.00
Item No. N900R
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This man's ring has the raven and the eagle brought together, a recurring combination among the Haida and the Tlingit. The ring is by Amos Wallace, a Tlingit. Adjustable for size. The ring adjusts readily from about size 7 to size 12. Sterling silver. Made in USA.

This man's ring has the raven and the eagle brought together, a recurring combination among the Haida and the Tlingit. The ring is by Amos Wallace, a Tlingit. Adjustable for size. The ring adjusts readily from about size 7 to size 12. Sterling silver. Made in USA.

  • 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.
  • Amos Wallace

    Amos Wallace was born in Juneau, Alaska in 1920, a Tlingit of the Raven Moiety. His early years were in Hoonah, Alaska after which he attended schools in Skagway and Wrangell. In 1942 he joined the US Army during Japanís invasion of Alaska. Honorably discharged in 1945, he returned to Juneau where he lived until his death in 2004.

    Amos started carving at the age of seven and developed his artistic skills throughout his life, carving totem poles and large plaques. 1958 brought him national fame and many of his totem poles still stand today at museums across the country. He was also a master silversmith and jeweler. During his later years he shared his knowledge of Tlingit art through teaching and apprenticeships.

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