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Pacific Athapascan Bead Earrings III
Iridescent Freshwater Pearl and Mammoth Ivory Beads
$57.50

Pacific Athapascan Bead Earrings III
Iridescent Freshwater Pearl and Mammoth Ivory Beads
$57.50

Pacific Athapascan Bead Earrings IIIIridescent Freshwater Pearl and Mammoth Ivory Beads$57.50
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"A difference in taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.." George Eliot

The Athapascan split into three distinct groups: i) the Northern Athapascans, who lived in the interior of Alaska, ii) the Pacific Athapascans, who settled in western British Columbia, washington stste and northern california, and iii) the Southern Athapascans, who migrated south and who became the Navajo and Apache peoples in southwest America.

The Pacific Athapascans made extensive use of both marine and inland resources. Thus our Pacific Athapaskan Earrings I, which are similar to earrings found in the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria, are made with an iridescent blue/green fresh water pearl that sits below two graduated white mammoth ivory beads (3 mm and 5 mm) - all separated by small Sterling Silver beads.

Available in Sterling Silver French earwires.
1 1/4 inch high, 1/4 inch wide.