- Materials: Silver 925 / Sterling Silver
- Measurements: 1 1/4" X 13/16" / 30mm X 20mm
- Totem Symbols: Bear
- Artists: Cristiano Bruno Matilpi
- Styles: Canadian First Nations
- Categories: Earrings
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.
Cristiano Bruno Matilpi
Born in B.C. in 1981 of an Italian father and a first nation mother of Kwakiutl tribe Namsiis in Albert Bay. Raised in Italy for 12 years with early exposure to art and music. By the age 15, he started to learn native carving. With the inspiration and guidance of his uncle Charles Harper, Cristiano has grown as a young artist. He has benefited by the encouragement of his uncle Dennis Matilpi, cousins Mike Matilpi, Carrie Mutilpi. He is enjoying his carving career, loves Hummingbird, wolf, Killer Whale and Eagle.