9 Figure Totem Aubrey Johnson

Native Totems - 9 figure Totem by Aubrey Johnson C2007


Native Totems - 9 figure Totem by Aubrey Johnson C2007

Based on an old Totem that used to stand in the village of Alert Bay, the artist has done a model pole measuring 75 inches in height by 12 inches deep by 30 inches wide ( wing span ). This pole is fully carved with every attention to detail from all the feathers on the body of the Eagle to the woven cedar bark rope on the fisherman. this is one of the most well done Totem's you will find on the market.

The Eagle is one of the most important beings in there art and mythology, it is also traditionally the most prominent of there Crests. The Eagle is associated to the Pursuit of Freedom and is reverted as a powerful hunter.

The Sisutil or two headed sea serpent he is very powerful and guards the house of the sky people. He is an transformer most commonly he transforms in to a self propelled canoe with the 2 fisherman.

Killer Whale is a very important crest and mythic being among many groups, and one of the most commonly depicted in the art. Killer whales, widely recognized as clan ancestors are found in Shamanic, story and crest art. In stories, these majestic creatures are associated with strength, dignity, prosperity and longevity. They are also associated with copper and wealth.

The Sea Lion (with an human) according to the Kwakwaka'waka people functions as house post and holes the prestigious position of head guards at the house of the Komokwa, chief of the undersea world he is the keeper of the Copper.

Dzunuk’wa wild women of the woods guards and protects her children, who are all creatures and spirits of the forest. Human children who wander are likely to be captured by her and thrown into the basket on her back, especially if they are stupid enough to eat the food with which she tempts them.
As a spirit connected with wealth and coppers in particular, Dzunuk’wa’s image may be worn by a Kwakwaka’wakw chief at Copper breaking and potlatch closing ceremonies. On these occasions, the mask is called Geekumhl, and may be endowed with a masculine, warrior like nature.

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