Earrings - Abalone with Copper Skull
These gorgeous Abalone earrings accented with Copper Skulls in the center. Each piece of copper is cut and hammered by hand carefully by Kingcome Inlet First Nation artist Clyde Dawson.
Abalone is a symbol of water, its calmness and tranquility protect us.
Pieces of Copper were hammered into the shape of a shield, were among the most valued items at Northwest Coast potlatches. Among the Kwakwaka'wakw, coppers increased in value each time they changed hands.