Gold Cufflinks

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Bear Cufflinks
Jay Simeon (Haida)

Bear is a dominant crest symbol. Bears are closely related to humans especially when standing on ...

Bear is a dominant crest symbol. Bears are closely related to humans especially when standing on their hind legs, bridging the human and non-human realms. Their strength and intelligence are universally respected and they are considered to be helping spirits of warriors. Bear is often depicted with a short snout, round paws, stubby tail and bared teeth.

$13,000.00

Beaver Totem Cufflinks
Gwaai Edenshaw (Haida)

“The beaver, well known for its industriousness and building skills, is a common inhabitant of th...

“The beaver, well known for its industriousness and building skills, is a common inhabitant of the Northwest Coast region…Beaver appears in Northwest Coast mythology and is a crest in many regions…In Haida mythology and art, Beaver has a prominent place. Along with Raven, he is intimately connected with Snag, Sea Wolf, Sea Bear and other powerful beings of the undersea world.” (Shearar 2000:20-21) – Understanding Northwest Coast Art: A Guide to Crests, Beings and Symbols

$5,500.00

Eagle Cufflinks
Jim McGuire (Haida)

Eagle is one of the most important beings in the art and mythology of the Northwest Coast. It is ...

Eagle is one of the most important beings in the art and mythology of the Northwest Coast. It is respected for its intel­ligence and power, as well as its extraordinary vision, in both the literal and figurative senses. Eagles in myth are, likewise, usu­ally noble characters. Eagle is revered as a powerful hunter. Groups of mythical Eagles may gather for co-operative whale hunting expeditions, since, unlike the giant Thunderbird, Eagle is not strong enough to hunt whales alone. Eagle may ofte...

$950.00

Bear Cufflinks
Jim McGuire (Haida)

"Bear is one of the most prevalent figures in crest and shamanic art, as well as in myths. It is ...

"Bear is one of the most prevalent figures in crest and shamanic art, as well as in myths. It is considered to be a close relation of humankind... as a close relation, the bear is a link between the human non-human realms, as well as between the secular natural realm and the divine or supernatural." (Shearar 1990:20) - Understanding Northwest Coast Art: A Guide to Crests, Beings and Symbols

$1,100.00

Eagle Cufflinks
Alano Edzerza (Tahltan)

Edition /12"Eagle is one of the most important beings in the art and mythology. It is respected f...

Edition /12"Eagle is one of the most important beings in the art and mythology. It is respected for its intelligence and power, as well as its extraordinary vision, in both literal and figurative sense. Eagles in myth are, likewise, usually noble characters. Eagle spirits are associated with lofty ideals and the pursuit of freedom. Eagle is reveared as a powerful hunter. Eagle may often be depicted with Salmon, one of its favourite foods. Eagle feathers and down are sacred: traditionally, sha...

$9,500.00

Raven Cufflinks
Alvin Adkins (Haida)

Raven is central to coastal mythology. As a culture hero, a transformer, and a trickster, his adv...

Raven is central to coastal mythology. As a culture hero, a transformer, and a trickster, his adventures at the beginning of time released the sun and the moon and brought the world into existence.

$1,600.00