The totem features great well carved imagery featuring a diving killer whale and a human transforming into a thunderbird. The totem stands 6 2/3" tall with a rectangular base measuring 1 3/4" x 1 2/3 and is is in excellent condition for its age. Signed " Carved by Rufus Moody Skidigate " to the base also inscribed on the back is " killer whale, human face Thunderbird". A very graceful pole by this artist, free flowing and airy in proportions. Rufus Moody came from a the wolf clan of the Tanu and was from a long lineage of carvers.
He was awarded the Canada Medal in 1976. 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 the second argillite totem we are currently listed this one is by his father Arthur Moody. 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.
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The item "FINE AUTHENTIC OLD NORTHWEST COAST HAIDA ARGILLITE TOTEM RUFUS MOODY" is in sale since Monday, April 25, 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.