Model Totem Pole, Thunderbird and Whale by Jonathan Jacobson
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Really powerful and vibrant piece of Indigenous art.
Model Totem Pole, showing Thunderbird above Killer Whale
Jonathan Jacobson from the Kwakiulth First Nations just delivered this beautiful piece in person. Have a look at the details in this piece, truly incredible. The pole is carved in incredible details, painted black at the back. Inlays in eyes of the whale's eyes and tail and Thunderbird. Cedar wood. The pole is mounted on a wooden base, signed underneath. The painting is so vibrant, blue, green, red, black and white. A real eyecatcher! He carved this piece in 2003, but held on to it since, he kept it in his carving studio up North on Vancouver Island.
Meaning: The Thunderbird symbolizes supernatural power and is believed to be the dominating force behind all of natures doings. It's a mythical creature and only the most prestigious and powerful Chiefs are allowed to have the Thunderbird as a crest especially among the Kwagiulth, Nuu-Chah-Nulth and Coast Salish people.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
Measurements: 26 1/2" tall, 14" wingspan, base 6" x 5", pole 4" x 2"
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