- Materials: Silver 925 / Sterling Silver
- Width: 3/8" / 10mm
- Artists: Cristiano Bruno Matilpi
- Totem Symbols: Killer Whale
- Styles: Canadian First Nations
- Categories: Rings
Killer Whales or Orcas symbolize love of all types, representing romance, loyalty and close ties between family and friends. It offers protection to travelers far from home, helping to guide your journey back. In myth the Orca is closely linked to humans; it is said that those lost at sea are transformed into these whales and have gone to live in a underwater village. Seen as the guardian of the ocean, the Orca is a strong spirit, which symbolizes longevity, resiliency and knowing that you are not alone.
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.