- Materials: Yellow Gold and Silver
- Width: 1/4" / 6mm
- Artists: Mike Matilpi
- Totem Symbols: Owl
- Styles: Canadian First Nations
- Categories: Rings
The Owl is highly respected as they are thought to represent the spirit of deceased ancestors, imparting their knowledge and acting as a bridge between the physical and spiritual worlds. Representing wisdom, intuition and sacred knowledge, they will sometimes bring warnings and prophecies to the people.
Born to Kwakiutl nation of Alert Bay, B.C., Mike has been carving silver jewellery since 1993. His teacher is his father Charles Harper, a well-known artist who has been carving for over 35 years. Mike has attended Mountain Gems silversmith course and was taught how to set stones using a Bezel setting. The majority of Mike's relatives are also carvers, in some way influenced Mike's work. Just to name a few: Doug Harper, Glen Harper, Les Harper, George Matilpi, Dennis Matilpi, and Paddy Seaweed.