“The truest expression of a people is through its dances and its music.”
Agnes de Mille
The Aleuts have lived on the Aleutian Islands for over 12,000 years. This group of islands stretches 1300 miles west from Alaska almost to the Kamchatka Peninsula. They subsisted on salmon, seals and sea otters.
The Aleuts were the first Native Americans the Russians came in contact with in 1740. Later, before the United States bought Alaska, the Aleuts were considered citizens of the Russian Empire.
Our Aleut earrings are designed after a pair of earrings found in a dig of a settlement found near a beach with a still-reliable salmon run.
The Aleut color for life is red, and we set a series of red beads alternated with three 15,000 year old light-colored 6 mm mammoth ivory and three red garnet beads. These bright earrings shimmer - even when you are not moving! Sterling Silver earwires. 1 1/4 inch high, 3/8 inch wide.