A fine rare early Northwest Coast Nootka Nuu-chah-nulth hand carved and painted alder wood model totem dating from the early 1900's. The totem features wonderful imagery featuring Raven, Frog and a seated human. Totems with near identical imagery and by the same hand appear in a 1915 photograph used by the Ye Olde Curiosity shop (see Kate Duncan's 1001 Curious Things page 173 illustration 7.5). This totem was acquired with the other one we have listed with the early labels on the back.The totem stands 12 2/3" tall x 2 1/2" x 1 /2 at the base and is in good condition a stable thin crack is noted visible on the back, most likely the result of a knot , beautiful preserved original paint. 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 C1915" is in sale since Friday, December 18, 2015. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Canada\ Aboriginal". The seller is "richmojoe" and is located in Northwest Coast.
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