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Sterling silver, Impressed
From Gwaai Edenshaw:
“Like fragmented artifacts or a keyhole peek at a larger design, this is the essence of the Regalia Line. From an idea conceived over a decade ago, through techniques fine-tuned over the last 5 years comes a new line by designer Gwaai Edenshaw.
Initiation is the inaugural collection by Regalia. These one-of-a-kind pieces merge Haida tradition with modern fashion for a distinct combination of quality and style.
Once embossed on sterling silver or gold sheets, specific images are carefully chosen for their aesthetic and narrative qualities. These are then shaped and polished by hand ensuring no two pieces will ever be alike.”
Capture the Spirit & Artistry of First Nations Culture
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Argillite, Sterling silver
2.5 x 1.5 x 0.5″
Sterling silver Omero chain available separately.
According to the oral traditions of the Northwest Coast, there was once a man named Nanasimget whose beautiful wife was kidnapped by a Killerwhale. He took her to the underwater village of the powerful Killerwhale People, and planned to wed her as soon as he could create a dorsal fin and attach it to her back. However, Nanasimget was determined to rescue his beloved. He undertook a series of perilous tasks, going so far as to ride on the back of a mighty Killerwhale to reach the village in the depths of the sea. There, Nanasimget successfully extracted his wife from the Chief Killerwhale’s longhouse, rescuing his love and returning with her to their own earthly village.
This is a common myth amongst the Haida people but there are many versions of this legend base on the Nation which is telling the story. In some versions, Nanasimget is instead called Gunarh.