Sealed in Ice Blooming Quill Earrings
These earrings were made by Ojibwe artist Tashina Lee Emery and feature natural porcupine quills encased in acrylic.
The quills in each earring are appropriated from Native American art originating from pre-colonial times. The quills are infused in the clear glue like ice, stuck in time, representing the preservation of cultural and identity over time and concealing the sharp edges of difficult memories. Sterling silver hooks. This item ships from the US.
Tashina Lee Emery is a member of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community of the historic Lake Superior Band of Chippewa Indians. Her design voice is very distinctive, and it is clearly inspired by the natural environment of northern Michigan where she comes from. Her work is enchanting and modern, and a celebration of the beauty of the natural world.