In his gold Bear Claws Earrings, Piikani/Blackfeet artist and Inspired Natives® Collaborator John Isaiah Pepion combines the strength of the Grizzly bear with the light of the Morning Star, bringing both power and brightness to your outfit and day with one classic design.
“This design was influenced by the war shirts of the Blackfeet and Plains peoples,” shares John. “There were different ways to earn a war shirt, from going to war, telling a story, or stealing horses, and some had special powers, like being bulletproof.” The cross or plus sign in this design represents the Morning Star, while the sharp triangles represent bear claws. “The claws are from the Grizzly bear,” John says. “Grizzlies are one of the most sacred and powerful animals for Blackfeet people. They represent protection, medicine, and power.
The gold-plated earring is adorned with a enameled bear claw and Morning Star design and hangs from a circular post earring, lending a bold, gold flash to any outfit. The body of our Bear Claws Earrings are gold plated over brass with enamel accents, while the post portion is Sterling silver, making them a comfortable wear for even sensitive ears.
2.87 in hanging length / 7.30 cm hanging length
Gold plated over brass body; Sterling silver posts (20 gauge)
Enamel colors include blue and red
We recommend you do not swim or shower with your earrings
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