Lapel Pins (Group B)
Regular price $ 17.00
Brass pins with bright enamel faces originally designed for Rico's tiny stickers on his Patreon. Comes with rubber backs that are less abrasive on the skin, and individually wrapped in plastic to protect the surface.
- Trickster Camera - 1”. Silver chrome finish. Designed mostly thinking about all our friends who are photographers who help make our products look great!
- Dagger – 1.4”. Black chrome finish. The Tlingit dagger with its double blade could be thrust up or down without regripping, making it especially deadly in close combat. Tlingit males traditionally carried their daggers as part of their daily dress.
- Dragonfly – 1”. Gold finish. In 1995, the kids and teachers of Auntie Mary Nicoli Elementary School in Aniak campaigned to name the Four Spot Skimmer Alaska's state insect. In turn, Rico's own auntie Edith requested this design for Rico's tiny stickers.
- Salmon Trout Head – 1”. Silver chrome finish. This shape is an integral building block for Formline art. See Rico's website to learn more on the design and history here.
- Thunderbird – 1”. Silver chrome finish. Rico made this design for his fiancée. It represents the clan she was adopted by and his father’s clan, the Shangukeidí.
- Halibut Hook – 1”. Black chrome finish. According to legends, the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian acquired the wooden halibut hook back in the days when people were able to communicate with animals. Its design allowed for the conservation and sustainability of the halibut population because only the larger harvestable halibut could bite! Ironically, this ancient technology was finally recognized in 2018 as an “innovation” by the Alaska State Committee for Research Alaska Innovators Hall of Fame.