Killer Whale .925 Sterling Silver Earrings from Metal Arts Group and designed by Pacific Northwest artist Dale Faulstich. The Killer Whale, also known as Orca Whale is one of the most awe-inspiring creatures in real life and in art. The Orca is always regarded with respect by Northwest Coastal Native Americans. He is the subject of much fantasy and superstition. The Orca is given to show respect and harmony. The earrings measure approximately 1 1/2 inches long (as measured from the top of the ear wires) by 1 inch wide (approximately 3.81 cm x 2.54 cm). Designed and made in the USA. Gift boxed.
Dale Faulstich is an artist and woodcarver. He has been living and working on the Northwest Coast since 1972. His home and studio are located on the North Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. As a non-native working in a native tradition, Dale enjoys a unique relationship with the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe of Sequim, WA. Dale continues to be involved in various Tribal projects and he assists tribal members in designing and carving traditional objects. He also teaches an ongoing series of classes. In addition to creating beautiful metal jewelry, Dale has created masks, totem poles, steam bent boxes, animal form bowls, rattles, drums and ceremonial objects, carved doors, wall panels, furniture and other contemporary applications.