This Gold Haida Raven Steals the Light 14 karat gold bracelet is carved and signed by the Native Artist Carmen Goertzen from the Haida Nation. On this bracelet the moon is carved in the beak of the Raven. The bracelet is up to 1 inch, or 2 1/2 centimeters wide and a little under 6 1/4 inches or about 15 1/2 centimeters long. The bracelet weighs over 1 ounce or 32 grams. The price includes shipping to the USA and Canada.
In many Northwest Coast Communities stories are told about the Raven and his many achievements. One of the most common stories is how the Raven stole the light in the form of the sun, the moon and stars. Many say that he transformed himself into a baby to find out where the light was hidden and then stole it from an old chief who had kept them in his house locked away in a large bentwood box. After Raven escaped with the box through the smoke hole of the house, he placed the sun, the moon and the stars in the sky for all beings to enjoy. Originally the Raven had white feathers and after flying through the smoke hole with the light, his feathers turned black and stayed black until today.