This Nuu-chah-nulth model totem pole features a bird, human figure, and mammal with sharp teeth (perhaps a bear or dog). The maker, although anonymous, was known to create pieces for William Webber and his Thunderbird Scenery Shop on Granville Street in Vancouver, BC. The white undercoat is interesting, as it is a motif usually associated with Kwakwaka’wakw makers. The black and red dots on the white undercoat create an interesting composition on this pole. This pole dates to the 1920s and this maker’s work can be found in the William Webber collection in the Museum of Vancouver. 13"
ORIGIN: Northwest - Nuu-chah-Nulth, Native American