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This unique handmade cuff bracelet, individually artisan handcrafted, is silver plated and diamond cut on a copper bracelet. The diamond cut really makes it sparkle! This totemic eagle and whale bracelet is one inch wide at the widest point and measures 2 3/8" from side to side. It is adjustable to fit most any wrist size.
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This bracelet will retain it's shine without polishing. It has a special acrylic coating which prevents tarnishing.
Wearing copper is said to have thereputic benefits for people with arthritis.
Matching earrings and necklaces are also available.
This copper bracelet can be shipped internationally.
The noble Eagle is seen as a symbol of power and prestige. Eagle also has a strong connection to peace. This species is still plentiful in the Pacific Northwest. They have long been a source of artistic inspiration for both traditional and contemporary Native artists.
The Eagle is considered an important Clan crest and is frequently depicted on totem poles, masks, prints and jewelery.
Eagle down, considered sacred, was used in ceremonies to welcome someone in friendship. "Down" was sprinkled on the ground before an important visitor came into the tribe. Eagle feathers are used for smudging and praying. The feathers were also given as a symbolic offering to bestow honour for acts of courage and wisdom.
The Cree consider each eagle feather as having special meaning and distinction. They make up the Cree dancers regalia and must be earned one at a time. Eagle feathers are sacred to most Plains Indian tribes.
The legend of the Killer Whale is a tale of Natcitlaneh who was abandoned on an island by his brothers-in-law who were jealous of his prowess as a hunter. He was rescued by the Sea Lions and taken to their village in a cave where he healed their Chief. In gratitude, the Sea Lions gave him supernatural powers enabling him to carve eight wooden Killer Whales. These Whales came to life when they were placed in the sea and avenged him by killing his brothers-in-law.
As a mark of respect, Natcitlaneh built a house and named it Killer Whale House. According to the legend, the ancestors visited the house located at the bottom of the ocean to obtain rights to use the Killer Whale as a crest.
Held in great awe for its power and size, it was believed a Killer Whale could capture a canoe and take it underwater to transform the occupants into Whales. Thus a Whale near the shore was a human transformed and trying to communicate with his family.
The Killer Whale's song is said to be so beautiful that all creation is said to stop and listen to it. It is also said that to be splashed by a killer whale is to ensure great luck and happiness.
The Whale is a popular symbol for romance as they mate for life. The Whale, like the Wolf, stays with its family and travels in large pods. Indeed, the Killer Whale is said to have originated from a single great white wolf that leaped into the sea and transformed itself into a Killer Whale. That is why they have the white markings on their sides, travel in packs and are such skilled hunters.
Another explanation for the white markings on the killer whale is the legend of the Killer Whale falling in love with Osprey, when the killer whale was all black. Killer Whale and Osprey loved each other and Killer Whale would jump into the air to be closer to Osprey who in turn would fly low to the water to be closer to Killer Whale. Their love was so great that when their child was born she was black and white, black like Killer Whale and white like Osprey.
This item is not Indian produced, an Indian product, or the product of a particular Indian, or Indian tribe, or Indian arts and crafts organization.