Bear Mother & Cubs Bracelet

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Silver silver, Engraved
Tapered

Gerry Marks’ elaborately carved Bear Mother with Cubs pays tribute to oral tradition, heritage and ancestral lineage. This uniquely contemporary piece commemorates the Haida story of Bear Mother:   The Bear Mother mythology tells of a high-ranking woman who while out picking berries steps in Bear dung and being disgusted, she then insults the Bear. A Bear Chief hears the insult and abducts her. She marries the Bear and gives birth to two Bear/Human children who have extraordinary powers. The unwilling bride is eventually rescued by her male relative and returns to her human village, where her two human-bear children found lineages, whereby those thereafter may claim Bear as their crest.  The Bear Mother is an important mythology as it reiterates ancestral heritage, lineage and the people’s animal/human connection.  In this exquisite work, the intricate carving and attention to detail provides depth and power, while the beautiful workmanship furnishes this piece with wealth and status. Gerry Marks Bear Mother with Cubs combines form with function to create an exceptional aesthetic work of art founded in the roots of Haida culture.

 

1.5 x 6.75"

$2,800.00 CAD

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Silver silver, Engraved
Tapered

Gerry Marks’ elaborately carved Bear Mother with Cubs pays tribute to oral tradition, heritage and ancestral lineage. This uniquely contemporary piece commemorates the Haida story of Bear Mother:   The Bear Mother mythology tells of a high-ranking woman who while out picking berries steps in Bear dung and being disgusted, she then insults the Bear. A Bear Chief hears the insult and abducts her. She marries the Bear and gives birth to two Bear/Human children who have extraordinary powers. The unwilling bride is eventually rescued by her male relative and returns to her human village, where her two human-bear children found lineages, whereby those thereafter may claim Bear as their crest.  The Bear Mother is an important mythology as it reiterates ancestral heritage, lineage and the people’s animal/human connection.  In this exquisite work, the intricate carving and attention to detail provides depth and power, while the beautiful workmanship furnishes this piece with wealth and status. Gerry Marks Bear Mother with Cubs combines form with function to create an exceptional aesthetic work of art founded in the roots of Haida culture.

 

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