Thunderbird & Orca Haida Style Cuff Bracelet | Native Totemic Silver Jewelry

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  This is a hand-engraved .925 silver American Totemic Indian cuff bracelet. Created by Northwest Coast Native artist, Travis Henry, this is a quintessentially West Coast jewelry item that makes a great gift. Your purchase will come with an artist biography. This cuff bracelet measures 3/4" wide and 6 1/4″ around with a 1″ opening; therefore, it will fit a wrist between 6 1/4" - 6 3/4" in circumference. The shape of the cuff can easily be adjusted, and 6" long fits most average-sized adults. It is signed on the inside.
Travis has been carving since 1982. He apprenticed with Patrick Seaweed for three months in 1987 and also worked with his brother Graham for six years. Travis carves silver and silver/gold combination jewellery including bracelets, rings, pins and pendants. He works in a Kwakwaka'wakw style since he has been living on Vancouver Island for most of his life.

Orca is associated with strength, prosperity and long life, it is identified by a large head, elongated nostrils, wide mouth and blowhole.

 The Thunderbird is a legendary creature in certain North American indigenous peoples' history and culture. It is considered a supernatural being of power and strength. It is especially important, and frequently depicted, in the art, songs and oral histories of many Pacific Northwest Coast cultures, but is also found in various forms among some peoples of the American Southwest, East Coast of the United States, Great Lakes, and Great Plains.