This Whale Tail Pendant has been hand-carved by Haida artist Amy Edgars. The Pendant has been carved in argillite and features 2 abalone inlays.
The Native Orca Symbol 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.
Argillite is a very rare medium - there is only one argillite quarry in Canada, and it is in Haida Gwaii. The Haida own the exclusive rights to use argillite and it has become a sculptural tradition among Haida people.
Find more information about The Orca native symbol.
The pendant measures approximately 1 1/2 inches or 4 centimeters wide, 1 inch or 2 1/2 centimeters high, and nearly 1/4 inch or 3/4 centimeter thick.
The price includes shipping to the USA and Canada.