- Materials: Yellow Gold and Silver
- Width: Approximately 3/4" (19mm) Total front width
- Totem Symbols: Killer Whale, Raven
- Artists: Marven Tallio
- Styles: Canadian First Nations
- Categories: Rings, Wrap Rings
The creator, transformer, and trickster. He is mischievous and playful, symbolizing truth, knowledge, and transformation. Raven demonstrates the complexity of nature, and reminds us that not everyone sees the world in the same way. While a trickster, in many myths he is an aid to the creator, acting as the messenger from the sky, clarifying truths for the people, earning him the name “keeper of secrets”. In mythology the Raven released the sun and moon into the sky and discovered mankind in a clamshell.
Killer Whales or Orcas symbolize love of all types, representing romance, loyalty and close ties between family and friends. It offers protection to travelers far from home, helping to guide your journey back. In myth the Orca is closely linked to humans; it is said that those lost at sea are transformed into these whales and have gone to live in a underwater village. Seen as the guardian of the ocean, the Orca is a strong spirit, which symbolizes longevity, resiliency and knowing that you are not alone.
Marven is a member of the Nuxalk nation formerly known as the Bella Coola. The Killer whale, Grizzly Bear and eagle are his predominant crest symbols. Marven started carving at the age 7, and then studied jewelry design under master carver Derek Wilson of Haisla. Marven’s father, Glen Tallio, an accomplished mask carver has passed on this age-old tradition to young Marven. With the enhancement of his design knowledge and exploring a variety of medium. His artworks have gained international reputation.