Pendant - Eagle Copper With 14K Gold

Artist: Corrine Hunt

This gorgeous sterling silver Eagle Copper pendant is hand carved and crafted by Kwakwaka'wakw/Tlingit First Nation artist Corrine Hunt. The eye of the Eagle is accented with 14k gold.

Eagle is a symbol of peace and friendship. They are loyal animals full of lasting lover and dedication.

The Copper symbolizes wealth. Each copper has its own name, history and value.

Coppers were used along the Northwest Pacific Coast. They were originally made from native copper, or placer copper, which was obtained from Alaska and the Nass River. After contact with Europeans, coppers were made from smelted copper which was considered inferior.

Sometimes a Chief would break a copper to show that he was so wealthy that he could afford to damage such a valuable object. The value of a copper rises each time the copper changes hands. The purchase of a copper, its sale or destruction, are all events that occur at a potlatch.

Measurements: 1" x 5/8"

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