Sterling silver canoe bracelet charm, with carved detail on both sides. Indigenous tribes used fire and sharp shells to build their canoes.
The process began by maintaining a small, controlled fire near the base of a selected tree until the tree toppled. They repeated the process higher on the tree, burning through the fallen trunk to create the desired length of the boat. Next, the massive log was elevated on a frame. Using gum and rosin to stoke the fire, artisans burned deep enough to form coals that were scraped away with shells. This process was repeated until the desired depth was reached.
From bow to stern, this sterling silver canoe charm measures approximately 1 inch long and weighs 1.5 grams. This piece is unmarked .925 sterling silver. It was polished by hand; No corrosive solvents or dips are used. Charms are properly installed when the jump ring is soldered closed.
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Please take your time with the photos and consider them part of the description. Charms are properly installed when the jump ring is soldered closed. Let me know if you have any questions and feel free to check out the many treasured Indigenous motifs available in my shop! Purchases from the WhyteWing website benefit The Trevor Project, but if you are more comfortable shopping through a platform like Etsy, you’ll find this slender canoe listed in my shop there as well.