Haida earrings by Gwaai Edenshaw
Sterling silver Haida earrings embossed with Haida formline designs handmade by First Nations artist Gwaai Edenshaw, Haida Gwaii, BC Canada. These silver ‘flasher’ earrings measure 6.5cm in overall length including the sterling silver ear wire.
Gwaai Edenshaw is a Haida carver, multi disciplinary artist and film maker. His ‘Regalia line’ of patinised copper and sterling silver jewellery has subtly rendered Haida formline elements hand embossed into the precious metals.
“What I am playing at there is sort of an aesthetic that I really love – the remnants of things that are in museums, or totem poles and buildings that have weathered over time. I find that to be a beautiful aesthetic.” Gwaai Edenshaw.
The Traditional homeland of the Haida Nation is a group of Islands off the Pacific Northwest coast of Canada, known as Haida Gwaii meaning “Islands of the Haida people”.