“The Lonely Miya” (Salmon) Pendant

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Sterling silver, 18K Yellow Gold, Engraved, Textured, Repousse, Chased
2013

Miya means Fish or Salmon in the Haislakala language. In 1998, I made a bracelet called ‘The Lonely Salmon’ and I always meant to make a brooch companion piece but somehow the time never seemed right. ‘The Lonely Miya’ is my latest version that continues the theme of our decimation of the salmon stocks. The salmon was once so numerous that the old people say a river could be crossed by ‘walking on the salmon backs, without getting your feet wet.’

Decades ago, while commercial fishing on a large boat with a 5-man crew, and using a long, long net, we caught one salmon! Our captain said, ‘That’s a lonely salmon!'”

-Lyle Wilson, 2016

1.5 x 1.5"

$1,600.00 CAD

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Sterling silver, 18K Yellow Gold, Engraved, Textured, Repousse, Chased
2013

Miya means Fish or Salmon in the Haislakala language. In 1998, I made a bracelet called ‘The Lonely Salmon’ and I always meant to make a brooch companion piece but somehow the time never seemed right. ‘The Lonely Miya’ is my latest version that continues the theme of our decimation of the salmon stocks. The salmon was once so numerous that the old people say a river could be crossed by ‘walking on the salmon backs, without getting your feet wet.’

Decades ago, while commercial fishing on a large boat with a 5-man crew, and using a long, long net, we caught one salmon! Our captain said, ‘That’s a lonely salmon!'”

-Lyle Wilson, 2016

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