In Northwest Native American country, the bear is King of Beasts. He is magnificent and ferocious, but he is also known as the “Elder Kinsman”, a symbol of friendship. His wide mouth is often portrayed with conspicuous teeth and a protruding tongue. Known as the protector of the animal kingdom, the Bear is the most powerful crest figure in Northwest Coast Native culture. Its strength and learned humility are gained through motherhood. Though independent and strong-willed, the Bear remains loyal to its family roots.
2 x 0.3 inch Sterling Silver Bear Paddle Earrings by Danny Dennis. Made in USA.
Danny M. Dennis
Danny M. Dennis is a native Gitksan, of the Tsimshian tribe, from the village of Kiwanga. Self-taught, he has been producing Northwest Coast Art since 1978,in a variety of media, ivory and silkscreen prints in the Tlingit style.