- Materials: Sterling Silver 925 / Cast
- Gemstones: Abalone
- Measurements: 15/32" X 15/32"" (12mm X 12mm) / Abalone 5/16" X 5/16" (8mm X 8mm)
- Totem Symbols: Raven
- Artists: Carrie Matilpi
- Styles: Canadian First Nations
- Categories: Earrings
Colour of Abalone may vary.
The creator, transformer, and trickster. He is mischievous and playful, symbolizing truth, knowledge, and transformation. Raven demonstrates the complexity of nature, and reminds us that not everyone sees the world in the same way. While a trickster, in many myths he is an aid to the creator, acting as the messenger from the sky, clarifying truths for the people, earning him the name “keeper of secrets”. In mythology the Raven released the sun and moon into the sky and discovered mankind in a clamshell.
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.
Carrie creates intricate and delicate pieces, mainly in silver, drawing inspiration from the traditional animals of her nations.