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Northwest TOTEM
By Native American Art
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Northwest totem with whale, man figure (possibly prominent individual within the tribe or society where the hands are shown in a holding position which would designation an individua...
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Vintage 1930s American Native American Native American Objects

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Cedar

  • Northwest TOTEM
  • Northwest TOTEM
  • Northwest TOTEM
  • Northwest TOTEM
H 116 in. W 16 in. D 18 in.
Northwest Coast TOTEM
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Important Ditidaht model totem pole by John T. Williams. John T. Williams was a Ditidaht carver, the son of prominent master carver Raymond Williams – a member of the famous William ...
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Vintage 1980s American Native American Native American Objects

Materials

Cedar

  • Northwest Coast TOTEM
  • Northwest Coast TOTEM
  • Northwest Coast TOTEM
  • Northwest Coast TOTEM
H 12 in. W 11 in. D 8 in.
Northwest Four Figure Cedar Totem
By Native American Art
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Northwest four figure totem from British Columbia. Old black paint and integral base. Great condition and just the right size. Northwest Coast art, consisting of totem poles, posts o...
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Early 20th Century Native American Native American Objects

Materials

Cedar

  • Northwest Four Figure Cedar Totem
  • Northwest Four Figure Cedar Totem
  • Northwest Four Figure Cedar Totem
  • Northwest Four Figure Cedar Totem
H 24 in. W 4 in. D 4 in.
Pair Northwest Coast Cedar Totems
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Northwest coast cedar TOTEM. Signed in pencil on back, "Susan Peters." We assume a former owner. Base is contemporary, almost matching totems. Carved out back like large totems. Pric...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Native American Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Cedar

  • Pair Northwest Coast Cedar Totems
  • Pair Northwest Coast Cedar Totems
  • Pair Northwest Coast Cedar Totems
  • Pair Northwest Coast Cedar Totems
H 13 in. W 2.5 in. D 2.5 in.
Northwest Coast Totem by Marlin Alphonse
By Native American Art
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Colorful Alaskan three figure winged totem. Carved and painted by Marlin Alphonse. Noted on back "purchased by Brad and Hazel Ritter on board Royal Princes, Sitka, Alaska 1986. His n...
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Vintage 1980s American Native American Native American Objects

Materials

Cedar

  • Northwest Coast Totem by Marlin Alphonse
  • Northwest Coast Totem by Marlin Alphonse
  • Northwest Coast Totem by Marlin Alphonse
  • Northwest Coast Totem by Marlin Alphonse
H 13 in. W 12 in. D 3.5 in.
Circa 1900 Pair of Northwest Coast Totems
By Native American Art
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Matching pair of Northwest Coast carved model totem poles. Polychrome decorated with carved humanoid and bird figures. Each twice signed "Betty Sanners" back and bottom. Provenance H...
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Antique Early 1900s American Native American Native American Objects

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Cedar

Circa 1900 Northwest Coast Totem, 27 1/2"H
By Native American Art
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Northwest Coast polychrome totem. Carved with bird figures, frog and bear. Remnant of newspaper clipping verso, mounted to square wood base. Provenance Hudson Bay Fur Company, Seattl...
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Antique Early 1900s American Native American Native American Objects

Materials

Cedar

  • Circa 1900 Northwest Coast Totem, 27 1/2"H
  • Circa 1900 Northwest Coast Totem, 27 1/2"H
  • Circa 1900 Northwest Coast Totem, 27 1/2"H
  • Circa 1900 Northwest Coast Totem, 27 1/2"H
H 27.5 in. W 12 in. D 12 in.
Vintage Northwest Silvery Grey TOTEM Painted Chalkware Sculpture Paperweight
Located in Hyattsville, MD
Vintage midcentury Northwestern 1950s reproduction in Chalkware of a famous museum TOTEM carving sculpture. Dia: 3½ x H: 10 in.
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Vintage 1950s Native American Obelisks

Nuu-chah-nulth Northwest Coast Hand Carved Wood Totem Pole by Ray Williams
Located in San Diego, CA
A fine example of a Nuu-chah-nulth northwest coast hand carved wood TOTEM pole by master carver Ray Williams, circa 1960s. Williams was the son of famed carver, Sam Williams, who sta...
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Mid-20th Century Canadian Native American Native American Objects

Materials

Wood, Paint

Nuu-chah-nulth Northwest Coast Hand Carved Wood TOTEM Pole by Ray Williams
Located in San Diego, CA
A fine example attributed to master Nuu-chah-nulth carver Ray Williams, circa 1960s. Ray Williams was the son of famed carver Sam Williams who started carving for the Ye Olde Curiosi...
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Mid-20th Century Canadian Native American Native American Objects

Materials

Wood, Paint

Pacific Northwest Totem Pole
Located in Asheville, NC
Genuine Indian Made Totem Pole Signed FL Rhinehart #9
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20th Century American Folk Art Tribal Art

  • Pacific Northwest Totem Pole
  • Pacific Northwest Totem Pole
  • Pacific Northwest Totem Pole
  • Pacific Northwest Totem Pole
H 25.75 in. W 6.5 in. D 5.25 in.
Vintage Northwest Native American Totem Pole
Located in Stamford, CT
All original paint. Beautifully carved. This totem pole depicts a thunderbird and an owl. The thunderbird in Native American Mythology is popular among various Native American and Fi...
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Vintage 1950s American Native American Objects

1937 Pacific Northwest Carved and Painted TOTEM
Located in Garnerville, NY
Initialled and dated, CF 1937, carved and painted Pacific Northwest Native American TOTEM. The carved decoration is indicative of the style and manner of TOTEM carvers in Washington ...
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Vintage 1930s American Native American Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Rare Northwest Coast polychromed Walrus tusk totem
Located in New York, NY
This Totem is an incredible example of the work that came out of the Northwest Coast at the beginning of the 20th century. One look at this piece and you start to understand where a...
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Early 20th Century American Tribal Art

Vintage Northwest Hand-Carved Wood TOTEM Pole
Located in Washington, DC
Very appealing hand-carved and painted wood TOTEM pole. Signed Kenneth McNees to underside and dated 1952.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood

Vintage Northwest Hand Carved Wood TOTEM Pole
Located in Washington, DC
Very appealing hand carved and painted wood TOTEM pole. TOTEM is hand carved from one piece of solid wood and dates to about the 1940s. Apparently unsigned. Measures: 17.75 inches high.
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Mid-20th Century North American Native American Objects

Materials

Wood

  • Vintage Northwest Hand Carved Wood TOTEM Pole
  • Vintage Northwest Hand Carved Wood TOTEM Pole
  • Vintage Northwest Hand Carved Wood TOTEM Pole
  • Vintage Northwest Hand Carved Wood TOTEM Pole
H 17.75 in. W 3.5 in. D 3.5 in.
1935 Carved and Painted Northwest Coast TOTEM Pole
Located in Los Angeles, CA
North West Coast Native American TOTEM pole 1940s hand carved and hand painted. Has a signature of the maker on base.
Category

20th Century American Adirondack Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Iron

Native American Northwest Coast Totem Pole by Frances Horne - Salish
Located in Denver, CO
Northwest coast Totem Pole segment. About the Artist: Francis Horne was born in Mt. Vernon, Washington and currently resides in British Columbia. He started carving in 1973, he...
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20th Century American Native American Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood

Antique Northwest Coast/Native American TOTEM Pole, Tlingit, 19th Century
Located in Denver, CO
Likely a segment from a full TOTEM pole. It stands over 7 1/2 feet tall and is 20 inches wide and 16 deep. It has been outside and has a lovely weathered patina. Expertly carved a...
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Antique 19th Century American Native American Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood

Nuu-chah-nulth Northwest Coast Hand Carved Wood TOTEM Pole by Eric Williams
Located in San Diego, CA
A fine example attributed to master Nuu-chah-nulth carver Eric Williams, circa 1990s. Eric Williams is a member of the famous Williams family of carvers. Patriarch, Sam Williams, who...
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Mid-20th Century Canadian Native American Native American Objects

Materials

Wood, Paint

Nuu-chah-nulth Northwest Coast Hand Carved Wood TOTEM Pole by Sam Williams
By Sam Williams
Located in San Diego, CA
A fine example attributed to master Nuu-chah-nulth carver Sam Williams (1884-1979), circa 1930s. Sam Williams who started carving for the Ye Olde Curiosity shop in Seattle, WA in the...
Category

Early 20th Century Canadian Native American Native American Objects

Materials

Wood

Large Nuu-chah-nulth Northwest Coast Hand Carved Wood Totem Pole by Sam Williams
By Sam Williams
Located in San Diego, CA
A fine example attributed to master Nuu-chah-nulth carver Sam Williams (1884-1979), circa 1930s. Sam Williams who started carving for the Ye Olde Curiosity shop in Seattle, WA in the...
Category

Early 20th Century Canadian Native American Native American Objects

Materials

Wood

Mid-20th Century Pacific Northwest TOTEM
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large-scale hand-carved TOTEM from the Pacific Northwest.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood

  • Mid-20th Century Pacific Northwest TOTEM
  • Mid-20th Century Pacific Northwest TOTEM
  • Mid-20th Century Pacific Northwest TOTEM
  • Mid-20th Century Pacific Northwest TOTEM
H 45.5 in. W 17 in. D 15.5 in.
Pacific Northwest Carved Totem Pole
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Totem poles were employed by native tribes in the Northern Alaska and Canadian areas to tell stories of local animals, families, and history. There are literally no two that are alik...
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Vintage 1950s Tribal Art

Materials

Wood

Northwest Eagle and Bear Totem Andirons
Located in Oakland, CA
A palyful set of totem andirons with the eagle and bear motif. wonderful age and patina.
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Vintage 1960s American Andirons

Materials

Iron

  • Northwest Eagle and Bear Totem Andirons
  • Northwest Eagle and Bear Totem Andirons
  • Northwest Eagle and Bear Totem Andirons
  • Northwest Eagle and Bear Totem Andirons
H 16 in. W 12.25 in. D 21 in.
Wood Northwest Totem Pole, circa 1930
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Circa 1930 wood hand made Northwest totem pole with folk art figural animals and human faces, all in original multi colored painted surface
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Vintage 1930s Folk Art Tribal Art

Materials

Wood

  • Wood Northwest Totem Pole, circa 1930
  • Wood Northwest Totem Pole, circa 1930
  • Wood Northwest Totem Pole, circa 1930
  • Wood Northwest Totem Pole, circa 1930
H 26.75 in. W 4.0 in. D 3.5 in.

Northwest Totem For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic northwest totem available at 1stDibs. Each northwest totem for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, cedar and paint. Your living room may not be complete without a northwest totem — find older editions for sale from the 19th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. A northwest totem made by Folk Art designers — as well as those associated with Mid-Century Modern — is very popular. A well-made northwest totem has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Native American Art and Sam Williams are consistently popular.

How Much is a Northwest Totem?

Prices for a northwest totem start at $250 and top out at $18,000 with the average selling for $1,800.

Finding the Right Folk Art for You

Folk art refers to a genre of art that shares the creator’s traditions, offering not just an artistic display but an opportunity to learn about a culture. Vintage, new and antique folk art typically reflects a heritage or location. It can include utilitarian objects and handmade art as diverse as weather vanes, portraiture and paintings, carnival art, quilts and duck decoys.

American folk art is frequently valued because of the traditional skills involved, like weaving, hand-carving wood and even stonework. Many folk artists are self-taught, while some train as apprentices within their community. By using available materials and taking a personal approach to their creations, artists ensure each piece is unique and conveys a story. Native American folk art includes functional objects reflecting their heritage, such as baskets, textiles and wooden pieces.

During the Great Depression, artistic materials in America were hard to come by, so artisans used discarded wood from cigar boxes and shipping crates to make highly stylized, notched pieces — most often picture frames and boxes — that are today sought after by collectors. This folk art style is called tramp art and was popular from roughly 1870 until the 1940s.

Folk art brings vibrant culture and traditions into your home. Browse an extensive collection of folk art on 1stDibs.