Tongass Totem.925 Sterling Silver Earrings from Metal Arts Group and designed by Pacific Northwest artist Joseph Mayer. Totem poles were originally a series of emblems representing a family clan. Various carvings were etched to signify their kinship system, adventures, rights, and accomplishments. Today totems still stand tall, representing the traditions and pride of Native cultures and events.
The earrings measure approximately 2 3/4 inches long (as measured from the top of the sterling silver ear wires) by 3/8 inches wide. Designed and made in the USA. Gift boxed.
Joseph Mayer skillfully represents an important Native American symbol, the totem pole, in fine metal jewelry.