Jade Totem Pole - 4"
A small totem pole replica, 4" tall, carved from a solid piece of green BC Jade. This pole depicts only two animals – a Thunderbird at the top and a bear below, holding a human.
This is a replica of the Thunderbird House Post Totem Pole, from Alert Bay, carved in the early 1900s by Kwakwaka'wakw artist Charlie James. It was originally a support beam for the huge roof of a cedar house. A full sized wooden replica was carved and painted in 1987, now standing in Stanley Park - while the original pole is in the Vancouver Museum.
The word totem refers to a supernatural guardian that is revered. A totem pole is a carved and painted log, mounted vertically, constructed by the First Nations People of the Northwest Coast of the US and Canada. The poles can be carved for several different reasons such as for a memorial, to denote home ownership, to support the roof of a large house, as grave markers, or as welcoming poles to mark waterfront property.
Find our 12" replica of the same totem pole here.
Find our 2" replica of the same totem pole here.