Eagle and killer whale totem pole by Nancy Williams
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Exceptionally high quality piece - highly collectable and easy recognizable as a piece from the world famous Williams-Family
EAGLE over KILLER WHALE Totem Pole by Nancy Williams
Beautifully stained cedar wood, the details in the carving are ust incredible. Have a close look at the images, I am providing close-ups. It's in excellent condition and signed with carved signature at the back. Even the base is carved in great detail. Clean carving lines - Nancy pays so much attention to details. The wings are attached and can be taken off, Enjoy the images.
Measurements: Total height: 17", base is 6" x 4 1/2" (43 cm tall, base: 15 x 11.5 cm)
Meaning: The Eagle symbolizes grace, power and great intellect. It is a sacred and noble creature representing power and prestige to the First Nations people of the Northwest Coast. It symbolizes wisdom and has a special and direct connection to the creator. Eagles mate for life and are therefore also seen as a symbol of lasting love and dedication. It is told that the Eagle end their own life in despair when the mate is lost. Eagle feathers are used in the most important ceremonies, a display of respect, courage, Chieftainship and wisdom. The Eagle is the ruler of sky. The Killer Whale is a symbol for romance and harmony as Whales mate for life. The Whale is very family oriented and known to travel in large groups, never to be alone. They symbolize great luck and happiness, community and protection. They are a known to always be working together, take care of each other and to always help and protect each other.
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About This Artist
Nancy Williams, daughter of Ray and Ida Williams, was born September 1958 on the Ditidaht Reservation (Nitinaht Lake) on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia Canada and is a member of the Ditidaht Nation and a fifth generations...Artist bio and other available works »
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