Gitxsan Model Totem pole: Grandmother's lineage, Rupert Jeffrey, Bella Bella

Gitxsan Model Totem pole: Grandmother

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Beautiful, very detailed and highest quality piece of Indigenous art from the Pacific Northwest Coast:

Model Totem Pole - amazing craftsmanship by Rupert Jeffrey, a member of the Gitxsan Nation from Bella Bella.

Title: Grandmother’s lineage – Young Chief receiving Responsibility 

Showing at the Top the Eagle, holding a frog, below the Eagle is the Grizzly Bear holding on to the Killer Whale’s tail, representing marriage

and at the base is the young chief receiving responsibility from frog. Frog is holding 2 salmon's in it's hands, one is resembling the Coho salmon and the other paw is holding the Sockeye salmon, representing 2 fishing holes.

Fully hand carved, fully hand painted in traditional color black and red. Rupert used old red cedar for this piece. As always in Ruperts works it's just so incredibly detailed, traditional, telling a story and of course authentic and signed.

Measurements: 32 1/2" tall, 3" wide and 5 1/2" deep to the top of the beak. 

Note: USD amounts estimated based on Bank of Canada average exchange rate, updated weekly, Invoice in CAD, no overseas shipping 

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$2,190.00 CDN

$1,653.67 USD

About This Artist

Rupert Jeffrey is a member of the Gitskan First Nation, originating from the Skeena River area, a culture considered to be part of the civilization of the Pacific Northwest Coast although it lies in the interior rather than on the coast. The...Artist bio and other available works »

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