Wolf BraceletHerb Lancaster (Kwakwaka'wakw)
"Wolves traditionally inhabit all regions of the Northwest Coast except for Haida Gwaii...People respect the wolf for its strength, agility, intelligence and capacity for devotion. Wolf is sometimes an agent of transformation, and is a popular figure in crest, story and shamanic art. In some [oral histories], the first Killer Whale is said to have appeared when a Supernatural White Wolf entered the sea and transformed. Many [stories] describe Wolf's ability to transform into Killer Whale, and vice versa (Shearar 2000: 115-116) - Understanding Northwest Coast Art: A Guide to Crests, 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)