This is an understated but easily recognized Raven in the mid range both in price and complexity of design and the mate to the eagle we just wrote about. Split from tail to beak so he appears to be two ravens curving around your wrist, his eyes are too far apart to support abalone inlay. One of my favorite Raven stories is about the Blind Halibut fisherman. We have more stories about Raven than any other character, partly, I’m sure, because Ravens are so intelligent and interesting. (Can you tell I’m a Raven?) Ravens are also gluttons and very mischievous, so one day Raven saw a blind man go out to fish for halibut, and he thought “He can’t see so I’ll steal his bait!” Octopus is the favorite food of the halibut and also it seems of Raven, so when the fisherman would set out his hook, Raven would dive down and carefully steal the octopus off of the hook and eat it. Every fisherman gets frustrated and angry when his bait is stolen multiple times, the blind man was no exception. He kept his line taut and felt very carefully for the nibble of a bait stealer. When he felt the tiniest nibble he jerked the line with one mighty pull and hooked the Ravens beak right off his face! He pulled in his line and there was a strange object hooked on his line that he could not identify. He felt it all over, but could not figure out what it was, so he took it home and fastened it to the pole out side his house, hoping someone would come by and know what the strange object was.
Next morning the object was gone! Raven had come by and taken his beak back, but he had a hard time getting it to stay on his face. The Raven with a broken beak is often seen on poles and looks like a human with wings and an Egyptian style goatee which is really the Raven’s beak hanging down below his chin. I have never come up with a bracelet design of the broken beaked Raven that I was satisfied with, so I have never done a bracelet to illustrate this story, but it is one of my favorites.
D28 Price $400.00