• Dogfish, Raven, & Beaver with Human Model Pole

    Gryn White

    $5,600.00 CAD

    Argillite, Catlinite, 14K Yellow Gold, Mastodon Ivory, Abalone shell

  • Eagle, Bear & Killerwhale Model Pole

    Gryn White

    $8,600.00 CAD

    Argillite, Catlinite, 14K Yellow Gold, Mastodon Ivory, Abalone shell

  • Gunarh & His Wife Model Pole

    Greg White Lightbown

    $4,600.00 CAD

    Argillite

    According to the oral traditions of the Northwest Coast, there was once a man named Gunarh whose beautiful wife was kidnapped by a Killerwhale.  He took her to the underwater village of the powerful Killerwhale People, and planned to wed her as soon as he could create a dorsal fin and attach it to her back. However, Gunarh was determined to rescue his beloved. He undertook a series of perilous tasks, going so far as to ride on the back of a mighty Killerwhale to reach the village in the depths  of the sea. There, Gunarh successfully extracted his wife from the Chief Killerwhale’s longhouse, rescuing his love and returning with her to their own earthly village.

    This is a common myth amongst the Haida people but there are many versions of this legend base on the Nation which is telling the story. In some versions, Gunarh is instead called Nanasimget.

  • Raven Model Pole

    Wilf J. Sampson

    $1,525.00 CAD

    Yellow Cedar wood, Acrylic paint

  • 3. Eagle, Killerwhale, Bear & Frog Model Pole

    Christian White

    Price upon request

    Argillite, Catlinite, Abalone shell

    Argillite is grey colour and a relatively soft stone to carve which hardens over time as it begins to oxidize once removed from the mine. As it is relatively a limited resource, it is difficult to obtain large pieces from the quarry. Apart from small totem poles like this, the kinds of objects carved from Argillite include plates with carved and incised designs, pendants, pipes, small boxes, and sculptured figures.

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