A fine old genuine hand carved Northwest Coast Haida Indian argillite totem pole circa 1890. This is one of two great argillite totems we're currently offering. This very finely carved argillite totem features a majestic Raven and Beaver at the base.Note the very finely carved details in this early totem that signify a masters hand. The totem stands 6 1/2" tall on a base measuring 1 7/8" x 1 3/4" and has an old paper label on the base reading " made by Haida Indians queen Charlotte Is. The totem is in great condition for its age with no damages or repairs noted , a very fine natural line is seen in the stone on the one side of the Ravens face which is a natural characteristic of argillite. The totem is fully guaranteed to be 100 % real argillite, hand carved and old. Argillite is the slate black rock that is only found in the Queen Charlotte Islands of British Columbia and all known reserves are the sole and closely guarded property of the Haida tribe. This museum quality totem will make a great display item and a fine addition to anyone's collection.
Please check out other current offerings including a great Tlingit and Kwakiutl totem poles , Salish and Makah baskets and some great early Inuit carvings. More than just a pretty picture. FREE scheduling, supersized images and templates. Over 100,000,000 served.Get FREE counters from Vendio today! The item "FINE AUTHENTIC OLD NORTHWEST COAST HAIDA ARGILLITE TOTEM CIRCA 1890" is in sale since Monday, September 19, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Canada\ Aboriginal". The seller is "richmojoe" and is located in Northwest Coast. This item can be shipped worldwide.