xiigya (Bracelet)

Physical description

Silver bracelet consisting of an outer surface covered entirely with carved design and crosshatched background. Main animal images are two bears in profile, facing each other. In the center front is a single ovoid design at top, two bears with large snouts and eyes, and sharp front teeth. Their bodies extend to either side around the bracelet, to the ends. Inscription inside reading: Carved by C. Gladstone, Skidegate Mission, BC, 1951.