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ODCA - Zip-Around Wallet: Love Birds by James Johnson

$28.00 
SKU: 064837099125

Designed by Tlingit Ch’áak’ Dakl’aweidi Clan Artist James Johnson.

The two top Tlingit moieties are Eagle and Raven.  Our culture is matrilineal, you follow your mother's clan and marry the opposite. When paired together they are the "Love Birds."

Wallets are 12.5cm x 21cm; it is zipper-closed, with 8 card slots, 5 compartments and 1 zipped pocket inside.

 

James Johnson - Tlingit Ch’áak’ Dakl’aweidi Clan Artist

James Johnson was born and raised in Juneau, AK. He belongs to the Tlingit Ch’áak’ Dakl’aweidi Clan (Eagle Killerwhale). He taught himself the fundamentals of Tlingit formline design, and traditional carving. James's great great grandfather was Chief Gusht’eiheen of Angoon, AK. His great grandfather was Chief Jimmy Johnson, and his grandfather was Chief Peter Johnson. Whom he is named after - James Peter Johnson. James’s strong ancestral history led him to purse the Tlingit art form. His late father, Franklin Johnson, first encouraged him to begin carving. James has now dedicated his life to perpetuating the Tlingit art form, honoring his ancestors thru his work.

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