Vintage Northwest Coast Dogfish (Shark) Bracelet, c. 1970 Haida First Nation Jewelry Hand carved sterling silver
6” around x 1 1/4” opening x 2” wide
An important crest and mythic being among the Haida of British Columbia's Queen Charlotte Islands, Dogfish represents independence and decisiveness. Also known as Shark, the Dogfish is a common crest amongst the Haida and often depicted with round eyes and a downturned mouth. They are solitary creatures that are often feared by those who must spend time on the open ocean.