A fine rare early Northwest Coast Nootka Nuu-chah-nulth hand carved and painted red cedar model totem dating from the very early 1900's. This is one of two totems that are most likely by the same carver that we're currently listing.
The totem features wonderful imagery featuring a raven, , frog whale looking upwards and a grimacing shamanic face is at the bottom and painted in great old and original pigments of red, black , yellow and green. The totem stands 12 1/4" tall on tree branch base measuring 2 1/2" x 2 1/4 is in very good original condition with some normal wear and patina associated with great age. A nearly identical totem by the same maker appears in an early Ye Olde curiosity shop photo dated 1915. Please see illustration 7.5 on page 173 of Kate Duncan's book "1001 Curios Things".
The totem makes an impressive display item and a fine addition to anyone's collection. Please check out other current offerings including a great Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian and Kwakiutl totem poles, many historic baskets de-accessioned from museum collections including Salish, Haida , Tsimshian , Cowlitz and Tlingit examples. Also 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 RARE OLD NORTHWEST COAST NOOTKA NUU-CHAH-NULTH INDIAN CEDAR TOTEM C1910 #1" is in sale since Monday, October 31, 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.