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Killer Whale and Moon Ring

$199.00
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Size: #10½
Material: Sterling Silver
Width: 3/8"
Item#: 32617
Tags: #10½, Silver, Killer Whale, Moon, Nelson Cross, Canadian First Nations, Rings

Killer Whale
It is a popular symbol for romance as they mate for life. Legend says that Whales can capture a canoe, take it underwater, and transform the occupants into Whales. Thus, a Whale near the shore is a transformed human trying to communicate with his family.

Moon
Protector and guardian of the people on earth. Moon spirit changes the way we feel. The Moon is the exclusive crest of only a few of the highest-ranking chiefs among the Haida. An eclipse is said to be a Codfish trying to swallow the Moon.

Nelson Cross
Born to the Eagle Clan of Haida Gwaii. He is from the legendary family of John Cross and Gordon Cross. He began carving at the age of twenty. He first learned to draw and carve under the guidance of Pat Dickson and Wilford Stevens. Through independent study of the traditional Haida arts and using every opportunity to practice. he became sufficiently developed to carve with late legend Bill Reid. He also, in 1985-86, worked with Reid on the "Loo Taasa" Canoe. He produces silk screens and carves wood, argillite, gold and silver. The design of his silver is particularly robust and energetic.

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