Silver Orca Pendant - Native Alaskan Silver Jewelry

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This amazing work of art is hand carved from solid sterling silver. This is an Orca (or Killer Whale) pendant carved in Alaska and signed by an artist. Orca is associated with strength, prosperity and long life, it is identified by a large head, elongated nostrils, wide mouth and blowhole. 

The indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast feature killer whales throughout their art, history, spirituality and religion. The Haida regarded killer whales as the most powerful animals in the ocean, and their mythology tells of killer whales living in houses and towns under the sea. According to these myths, they took on human form when submerged, and humans who drowned went to live with them. For the Kwakwaka'wakw, the killer whale was regarded as the ruler of the undersea world, with sea lions for slaves and dolphins for warriors. In Nuu-chah-nulth and Kwakwaka'wakw mythology, killer whales may embody the souls of deceased chiefs. The Tlingit of southeastern Alaska regarded the killer whale as custodian of the sea and a benefactor of humans.


Approx 3" long and 1.25" wide. Materials -  .925 sterling silver and 14k gold (eye).