Pacific Northwest Carved Totem Pole

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About

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 alike, as each was hand carved and decorated. Ours is topped by an owl, under which is a man, a reptile, a bear, an eagle, a rabbit, and finally another owl on the bottom. The carvings and paintings are very impressive, and exhibit a fading consistent with age. We don't have history on this particular pole, but it was most likely a high end tribal tourist item from the 1950's. It is all carved from one log.

Details

  • Place of Origin
    Northwest America
  • Date of Manufacture
    1950's
  • Period
    1950-1959
    Materials and Techniques
    Carved
    Wood
  • Condition
    Overall Age Wear Consistent With Age.
  • Dimensions
    137 in. H
    348 cm H
  • Diameter
    11
  • Dealer Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    U12062381201497
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2005

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Located in Los Angeles, CA

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