This Haida Orca Pendant is hand-carved in silver by artist Chris 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 is about 2 1/8 inches or 5 1/2 centimeters high and 5/8 inch or about 1 3/4 centimeters wide.
A silver chain is not included but can be purchased separately here.