Sofie Kestens

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Taquile Island - A photo of grandfather and grandson.  The grandfather wears a hat that is all red – that signifies that he is married.  The grandson wears a hat that is red and white – that signifies that he is single.  A couple that is considering getting married lives together for two years before they wed.  On Taquile island there is no such thing as divorce.

Taquile Island - A photo of grandfather and grandson. The grandfather wears a hat that is all red – that signifies that he is married. The grandson wears a hat that is red and white – that signifies that he is single. A couple that is considering getting married lives together for two years before they wed. On Taquile island there is no such thing as divorce.

Kautokeino, Norway. The decoration at the hem, front and back, of the kirtle (tunic) consumes hundreds of meters of ribbon. The round silver buttons on his belt tells us that this man is unmarried.

The decoration at the hem, front and back, of the kirtle (tunic) consumes hundreds of meters of ribbon. The round silver buttons on his belt tells us that this man is unmarried.

Reclining Sea Otter Transformation III Pin / Pendant (2008) by Denise Wallace, Aleut (Chugach) artist (DW80601)

Reclining Sea Otter Transformation III Pin / Pendant by Denise Wallace, Aleut (Chugach) artist

Gold bracelet repousséd and engraved with Haida Beaver and Eagle design

Bill Reid Beaver and Eagle Bracelet 1972 gold, repoussé, engraved, textured 6 cm W Private collection Photo: Kenji Nagai