Hand carved multi-species sterling silver whale bracelet. Whales, powerful hunters of the sea, were given much respect by native people. They were believed to have their own villages on the bottom of the sea. The Haida people believed that any Whales appearing in the sea in front of a village were drowned persons returning to communicate with them. I designed this whale to be either an Orca (look for teeth) or a grey whale which were much hunted by the Makah people. If you see this bracelet and the whales have teeth then it is an Orca if there are fine hatching lines in the mouth it is a grey whale, or other baleen whale. I like this whale design even though it is northern formline design it has a Makah feel to me.
Hand-carved Sterling Silver Whale Bracelet by Owen Walker, 1 inch wide tapering to .6 inch. $450.00