- Materials: Silver 925 / Sterling Silver
- Totem Symbols: Butterfly
- Artists: Carrie Matilpi
- Styles: Canadian First Nations
- Categories: Earrings
The Butterfly is a symbol of balance and harmony. In Haida stories, the Butterfly leads the Raven to food sources and discovers the hiding places of treasure, bringing luck. This colorful creature is also the symbol of grace and beauty, transformation and growth.
Carrie was born in 1976, her tribes are Kwakiutl, Carrier and Cree. She started silver work in 1994 in an apprenticeship under her father Charles Harper who had been apprenticed under great Lloyd Wadhams in the mid 1970’s. The other major influences of Carrie’s native designs are from her uncles, they are Douglas and Glen Harper, Dennis and George Matilpi, all of them are well known for their wood carvings and jewelry engraving.