Qeryaat, ‘Family of Northern Lights’

$1,000.00

Made from the trunk of a Kuskokwim spruce tree. Ivory embroidered with pyrite, caribou antlers, carnelian, and Amazonite rocks. Includes cultured pearls, seashells, assortment of polished rocks, Chrysocolla, Amazonite, Carnelian, Hematite and Pyrite. The etchings represent good luck symbols borrowed from the traditional hunter's equipment and tools.

1 in stock

Description

Some stories from the lower Yukon River villages believed that the aurora was the dance of animal spirits, especially those of deer, seals, salmon and beluga. Some tribes said it was the Spirit playing with the skull of a walrus. Cup’ik stories believe the dancing Spirit in the skies had the ability to come down and grab children who were playing out late at night.

Additional information

Weight 30 oz
Dimensions 8 x 34 x 36 in