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Sterling Silver 'Salmon' Large Spirit Bead Necklace

Regular price $68.00

Artist: Haida

The Salmon symbolizes abundance, prosperity and renewal. For thousands of years, Salmon have been the primary food source for the Northwest Coast Native Americans and are highly respected. Some people of the Pacific Northwest Coast believed thatSalmon are actually immortal humans who live in villages deep under the ocean.

 In the springtime, the immortal humans put on Salmon disguises and offer themselves as food to the people. After the Salmon were eaten, the people would put the full fish skeleton back in the water in belief that the spirit would rise again and turn back into Salmon people; creating the cycle of life. In Kwakiutl Culture, it is believed that to have twins was a blessing from the Salmon people and only twins had the right to perform the Salmon dance.

 

Large Spirit Bead Measures: 1.2cm Long X 1.0cm Wide 

Comes with 18" Sterling Silver Box Chain.

Includes: Totem Bio, Artist Bio & Spirit Bead Bio