On offer is a made to order West Coast Namgis First Nation Hand carved sterling silver domed and tapered''Orca Whale'' ring. By World renowned master carver Joe R. Wilson with his depiction of Orca in the style of the Namgis, Kwakuitl First Nation. Fine example of Indigenous Art from the Northwest Coast First Nations of Canada.
Please keep in mind that every recreated peice that Joe hand carves will have slight subtle differences that will be very hard to distinguish from the pictures shown above! Up to size 15 available, please specify which size you require! Held in great awe for its power and size, it was believed a Killer Whale could capture a canoe and take it underwater to transform the occupants into Whales.
Thus a Whale near the shore was a human transformed and trying to communicate with his family. The Killer Whale's song is said to be so beautiful that all creation is said to stop and listen to it. It is also said that to be splashed by a killer whale is to ensure great luck and happiness.
The Whale, like the Wolf, stays with its family and travels in large pods. Indeed, the Killer Whale is said to have originated from a single great white wolf that leaped into the sea and transformed itself into a Killer Whale.That is why they have the white markings on their sides, travel in packs and are such skilled hunters. Another explanation for the white markings on the killer whale is the legend of the Killer Whale falling and Osprey, when the killer whale was all black. Killer Whale and Osprey loved each other and Killer Whale would jump into the air to be closer to Osprey who in turn would fly low to the water to be closer to Killer Whale. The love was so great that when their child was born she was black and white, black like Killer Whale and white like Osprey.
The homelands of the Kwakwaka''wakw -'speakers of Kwakwala' - or Kwakiutl First Nations are just north of the Coast Salish peoples. The territory stretches from Alert Bay, on Vancouver Island''s Northeast Coast, to the adjacent mainland covering the many islands inbetween. Masters of art and drama, the Kwakiutl traditionally spent half their year living within family clans, and half the year within secret societies that performed masked dances in winter ceremonies.
These ceremonies overshadowed the pageantry and spectacle of all the other potlatching nations of the pacific coast. Joe Wilson - First Nations Artist was born in 1966 to the Kwakwaka'wakw Hak'wesagame' Tribe. Joe a descendant of the'Namgis First Nation, is grandson of Chief Alvin Edgar Alfred. Joes carving began at age 21 after being exposed to the work of master carver Willie Seaweed. Joe is well known for his very detailed oriented wood carvings and his elaborate silver, copper and gold jewelry.Besides many others, Joe headed a large project in the Netherlands, the Dolfinarium Harderwijk. The project consisted of a Kwakwaka'wakw village which encompassed the legend of the Undersea Kingdom. XRF assayed (X-ray) tested for purity. Fuer meine deutschsprachigen Kunden: Sollten Sie Fragen haben, bitte kontaktieren sie mich. NOTE: APPLIES TO ALL BUYERS. Look At all Pictures's Closely, What You See Is What You Will Receive, I Do My Best To Get You The Best View Of The Item.
PLEASE ASK ALL AND ANY QUESTIONS? When I see by your feedback that you are happy with your item I will reciprocate and do the same for you. I will do my best to make this a positive experience. Don't forget to check out my other items. The item "Custom Sterling Silver Orca Killer Whale Ring West Coast First Nation Jewelry" is in sale since Saturday, April 6, 2019.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Rings". The seller is "thekanatashop" and is located in Port Alberni, British Columbia. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany.