Bear and Sun Money Clip
Bear and Sun Money Clip

Bear and Sun Money Clip

Sale price$100.00 USD
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SKU: 51960
Size:2" X 3/4"

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  • Materials: Silver 925 / Sterling Silver
  • Totem Symbols: Bear, Sun
  • Artists: Mike Matilpi
  • Categories: Money Clip
  • Styles: Canadian First Nations

Sun

The Sun represents abundance, life, healing, and warmth. Released from a box by the Raven, the Sun Chief inhabits the sky and could only be reached by climbing a chain of arrows. The Sun is often carved on totems and masks and sits atop the tallest totem pole.

Bear

The Bear symbolizes strength, independence, learned humility, and teaching. The protector of the animal kingdom. With great power and human like qualities, the Bear is known as the Elder Kinsman and is always treated as a high-ranking guest.

Mike Matilpi

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.

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