TOTEM Hand painted Thunderbird-Whale-Bear pole: height 8 1/2 inches Canadian made
The Northwest Coast Natives have a perception of the oneness of all earth's creatures, human and animal. They believe that humans may transform into animals, birds, fish, and mythical creatures and back again. Once transformed they take on the essence and spirit of that being, Their art reflects this transformation. Beautifully carved and painted, this totem features the Thunderbird, Whale, and Bear.