Incredibly detailed Model totem pole, John Henry Hunt - SOLD
- Nation: Kwakwaka’wakw (Kwakiutl) First Nations
- Artist: Hunt, John Henry
- Type: Totem
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Exceptionally beautiful piece of Art
Model Totem Pole: EAGLE, BEAR and WILD WOMAN
so very detailed carving by John Henry Hunt, a member of the Kwakiulth First Nation and famous world wide known Hunt-Family.
He pays so much attention to details and clearly shows off his talent in this piece. Have a close look - the carving is truly extremely superb quality.
The eagle is showing the Dzunukwa in front, the Kwakiulth Bear is holding a copper form shield with frog design, the Dzunukwa/Wild Woman at the lower end of the pole is also holding a "copper" in her hands. Even the arms of the Wild Woman is showing a hand carved detailed eagle on the side. On the arms of the Bear is a little killer whale. It's truly unbelievably detailed - John Henry spent many weeks and month carving on this piece. Then please have a close look at the painting. Traditional red and black, powerful, strong and at the same time elegant and just a fabulous contrast to the nice yellow of the wood.
Not many artists are able and willing to go in such deep details on a little piece - so this is truly a very special piece of Indigenous Art - traditional, colorful, vibrant and powerful.
Measurements: 15" x 1 1/2" x 1 1/2", base 3" x 3" (38 cm x 4 cm x 4 cm/ base 7.5 cm x 7.5 cm)
Meaning: 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 Bear is a symbol for power, courage, physical strength and leadership. Warrior's e.g. are known to wear bear claw necklaces which meant protection. In Haida culture the Bear is referred to as "Elder Kinsman" and was treated like a high ranking guest. The Dzunukwa, or Wild Woman, is a figure in Kwakwaka'wakw mythology. She is an ancestor of the Namgis clan through her son, Tsilwalagame. She is venerated as a bringer of wealth, but is also greatly feared by children, because she is also known as an ogress who steals children and carries them home in her basket to eat.
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