This Old TOTEM is completely hand crafted. The argillite can only be taken by Haida Tribal peoples. The journey must be made on foot. As well as a ceremonial type prayer is done before the actual organic material is taken from mother earth.
Depicting "4" honored animal spirits. Each animal figure carved represents Haida Peoples family crests/clans. Can ONLY be created by the peoples of the Haida Nations.
This TRULY amazing piece starts with the honored, "RAVEN", its feet rest upon the shoulders of the, "BEAR", below, is the creator of the HAIDA, The "SALMON". This totem shows signs of AGE and has developed a all-naturally occurring patina with oxidationthe white gray you see in between the animals. This is NOT a modern day totem and this can be identified by the slant the totem has been carved in.Modern day totems are almost ALWAYS straight up and down. The QUALITY of the workmanship is 2nd to NONE, showing great skill learned from centuries of generations of ancestors. A must have for the serious collector of TRUE & AUTHENTIC Haida artifacts. This totem was once a family heirloom handed down with documentation dating back to the early 1890, s.
12 inches tall & 3 1/2 inches wide at the base, and roughly 3 inches in thickness from front to rear. IT WILL NOT BE LEFT ON YOUR DOORSTEP WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF BEING STOLEN! We ARE TRUE HUNTERS of Antiques & Artifacts. Doing so, for a combined effort of over 60+ years. PLEASE MAKE US A OFFER, as ALL we be considered.TRIPLE BOXED & Heavily BUBBLED! Thank you for taking the time to view OUR listing. The item "Late19th Century Haida Hand CARVED Argillite TotemAUTHENTIC & OLD" is in sale since Tuesday, May 22, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Native American".
The seller is "megadeuce77" and is located in Hollywood, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Canada, Australia, South africa, Mexico, New Zealand, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica.