Sterling Silver Northwest Coast Cufflinks
These bold and masculine cufflinks are a perfect way to represent the West Coast and are a great gift for that special someone in your life. Designed by Herb Lancaster, these oval and rectangular swivel-bar cufflinks are suitable for both casual and formal occasions. They are made from sterling silver and depict three family crests, Raven, Bear, and Eagle.
Raven is historically credited with releasing the Sun, Moon and Stars into our world. Raven is also the bringer of water and fish. According to Haida law, Raven discovered mankind in a clamshell. He carries the power of the unknown and is the guardian of magic, seeker of answers and the messenger. Full of mystical powers, Raven can transform himself into any form, at will, and loves to tease and trick.
Bear symbolizes superior strength and learned humility. He is associated with being a protector, courageous, and fierceness. Bear is considered a highly ranked spiritual symbol of female teaching and is known as the Elder Kinsman.
Eagle is one of the most important beings in art and mythology. It is respected for its intelligence and power, as well as its extraordinary vision. In many regions, Eagle clan families are traditionally the most prominent, and Eagle chiefs the most powerful.
- Handcarved sterling silver
- Approximately 3/4" diameter
- Includes cufflink clip
Herbert (Herb) Lancaster (Jr.) was born into the 'Namgis First Nation on Alert Bay, BC to Doreen and Herbert Lancaster. Herb began carving and designing silver jewellery at a young age and was very tutored and encouraged by his older brother John. Herb also credits his uncles, Alfred, Patrick and Norman Seaweed and his younger brother, Don Lancaster, for teaching him the art of carving jewellery. He has been creating amazing silver and gold pieces since 2006.
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