Jumping salmon pendant hand carved in sterling silver is the ever popular design of the Jumping Salmon and seems to be worn equally by men and women. Is it a Sockeye (Red) or a Coho (Silver) or a Chinook (Spring) or a Dog-Salmon (Chum) or a Humpy (Pink)? It seems it’s whichever is your favorite. Maybe it’s the best tasting, or the great fighter on your last fishing trip, or the big one you saw jumping the rapids on his way up stream. How about the one that got away? The Squamish Indians and all the other Salish tribes have wonderful traditional ceremonies where the bones, skin, tail and head, whatever’s left after the first Salmon feast, are returned to the sea. This is a kind of insurance that the Salmon will return again in the next season to feed the people because it was treated with respect, not wasted. This business of the Salmon returning to the stream of it’s birth to fertilize or lay eggs then die in it’s place of birth is so outrageous! Does the determined spirit and sense of home of the Salmon strike a chord on your soul? When we were commercial gillnet fishermen we always searched the waters for “jumpers” then we would try to get in front of them and set our net. That was a tactic that often paid off!
Hand-carved Sterling Silver Jumping Salmon Pendant by Owen Walker. 1 3/8″ width, 1 5/8″ length. Pendant comes with an 18″ Sterling chain $150.00