Hamatsa Mythical Crooked Beak, Ho Ho, & Raven.
Sterling Silver with Abalone inlay and gold braid representing twisted cedar bark.
Size not counting chains hanging, representing twisted cedar bark;
Crooked beak = 2 7/8 inch W, 2 inch H, 3/8 inch deep. $352.
Ho Ho = 3 1/4 inch W, 1 inch H, 1/4 inch deep. $292.
Raven = 2.5 inch W, 1/14 inch H, 1/4 inch deep. $350.
Story card & gift box comes with piece.
The Hamatsa dancing society is a secret society of the Kwakiutl whose performance is part of their winter ceremonials. The dances of mythological bird monsters symbolize the wild and uncivilized part of our nature in this celebration of a young man's coming of age ceremony.