This Haida Argillite Orca Pendant was hand-carved in 1984 by Master Carver Ron Russ from the Haida Nation.
The Orca or Killer Whale symbolizes family, romance, longevity, harmony, travel, community and protection. He is said to protect those who travel away from home, and to lead them back when the time comes. Orcas will often stay their whole life with the same pod and raise each calf with care.
Find more information about and examples of The Orca/Killer Whale Northwest Coast First Nations symbol.
The pendant measures approximately 1 7/8 inches or 4 3/4 centimeters wide, and 1 3/8 inches or 3 1/2 centimeters high.
A silver chain is not included but can be purchased separately here