- Materials: Silver 925 / Sterling Silver
- Width: 1/2" / 13mm
- Size: 7" in length with 1" gap / 18cm in length with 2.5cm gap
- Totem Symbols: Eagle
- Artists: Mike Matilpi
- Styles: Canadian First Nations
- Categories: Bracelets
A symbol of power, prestige and wisdom. The Eagle is believed to have the greatest connection to the creator and sends messages from the people to the spiritual world. It is a symbol of peace and leadership, the sacred down represents friendship and its feathers are used for ceremonies and rituals.
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.