This Orca Frontlet was hand-carved by Nuu-chah-nulth artist Hjalmer Wenstob in 2020. It has been carved from red cedar and features 14 abalone inlays.
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.
Here Hjalmer himself share some information about this piece:
The frontlet measures approximately 7 1/2 inches or 19 centimeters high, 6 inches or 15 1/4 centimeters wide, and 5 inches or 12 3/4 centimeters deep.
The last image shows Hjalmer holding the frontlet.
Find more information on The Orca native symbol.
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