It was Raven, with both human and bird qualities, which placed the sun, the moon and the stars in the heavens. First, that sly character, would devise a way to trick Grandfather Creator into letting him play with the glowing orbs in his magic box. Succeeding in that as a human, he transformed back to Raven and flew with them, out through the smoke hole, and released them into the sky. That Raven, thank goodness he did! Raven was ever helping, or hindering the Creator in organizing the world. This bracelet shows Raven with both bird and human parts. He is mostly bird but shows his human hand as he transforms to fly out of the Creators house with the sun.
Walker Goldsmiths created this design for my daughter’s high school graduation present and it is still one of my favorite designs to carve, perhaps because I am a Raven. I have lived in the bush most of my life and ravens have always been part of the milieu in which I operate. I speak pretty good raven except that I don’t have the vocal equipment to make some of the more exotic sounds, but I do enjoy hearing them. I have included a link to a site here with recorded raven sounds, they are VERY good recordings with out background noise, but missing is one of my favorite calls. It sounds for all the word like a large brass bell, being struck with a hammer, one peal at a time!
Hand-carved Sterling Silver Raven Bracelet with by Owen Walker, 1.25 inch width, tapering slightly to 1 inch, with Abalone inlaid eyes.
D11 Raven price: $600.00
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