Necklace - Opal
Opal Pendant encased in silver on 20 inch satin cord . Pendant length 3 inches
Roger Parish, Taioroniote “blue skies”, is Mohawk Wolf Clan from Akwesasne Reservation. Roger is a jeweler, printmaker, papermaker, and sculptor. He fashions distinctive sterling silver and gemstone bolo ties and pendants. Equally popular are his unique wearable glass pendants which showcase the spectacular qualities of color and light. Parish also transforms paper fibers such as gampi and kozo into simulated animal skins, and is perhaps best known for those which appear to contain an embedded tree. His prints focus on ancient Native images. A number of his works feature the Hiawatha wampum belt design which stands for the five original Iroquois Nations.