Killer Whale BraceletJohn Lancaster (Kwakwaka'wakw)
"Killer Whale is a very important crest and mythic being among many groups [...] Killer Whales, widely recognized as clan ancestors, are found in shamanic, story, and crest art. In [oral histories], these majestic creatures are associated with strength, dignity, prosperity, and longevity" (Shearar 2000: 62-63). - Understanding Northwest Coast Art: A Guide to Beings and Symbols
Medium: Hand-carved oxidized sterling silver
Dimensions: 6 1/4"" x 1/2"
Location: Satellite Shop at SFU Vancouver Bookstore (Harbour Centre)