Totems

15 items

Bear Totem
Barry Scow (Kwakwaka'wakw)

Bear is a dominant crest symbol. Bears are closely related to humans especially when standing on ...

Bear is a dominant crest symbol. Bears are closely related to humans especially when standing on their hind legs, bridging the human and non-human realms. Their strength and intelligence are universally respected and they are considered to be helping spirits of warriors. Bear is often depicted with a short snout, round paws, stubby tail and bared teeth.

$3,800.00

Totem Pole Commission
Kyran Yeomans (Haida)

Kyran Yeomans is the son of Don Yeomans and has recently completed two poles for a recent commiss...

Kyran Yeomans is the son of Don Yeomans and has recently completed two poles for a recent commission for us. Born in 1988 he is one of our younger artists and is still establishing himself. He’s worked in a variety of mediums, specializing in carved panels, boxes, and masks. Under the close teaching of his father, Don Yeomans, Kyran has developed a practiced hand and the style of Haida master carvers. He has put his own modern perspective on the art-form, and is an excellent choice for a tote...

Totem Pole Commission
Don Yeomans (Haida)

Don Yeomans is one of the most established and respected Northwest Coast artists in Canada. He is...

Don Yeomans is one of the most established and respected Northwest Coast artists in Canada. He is a master carver and has made several important totem poles including a totem to represent communication for the McMichael Museum in Ontario, and a totem to represent flight for the Vancouver Airport (both poles are pictured below). Don is an adaptive artist and is great at incorporating the client and their narrative into the carving of the pole. He would be an excellent option for making a custo...

Thunderbird, Seal, Bear and Human Model Pole
Charlie James (Kwakwaka'wakw)

Note: The beak and wing have been repaired on this piece. This could be restored or sold as-is. R...

Note: The beak and wing have been repaired on this piece. This could be restored or sold as-is. Restoration would take around 8-12 weeks. Salmon is fundamental to all coastal peoples, and is a symbol of regeneration, health and life. Many myths tell of people taken to the undersea world of the Salmon and return with secret knowledge and powers. Salmon have always been viewed as the life force for Indigenous communities. Salmon is often represented by scales, small fins and striated tail fin.T...

$12,000.00

Bear and Wolf Totem Pole
Cecilia Adams (Gitxsan)

Bear is a dominant crest symbol. Bears are closely related to humans especially when standing on ...

Bear is a dominant crest symbol. Bears are closely related to humans especially when standing on their hind legs, bridging the human and non-human realms. Their strength and intelligence are universally respected and they are considered to be helping spirits of warriors. Bear is often depicted with a short snout, round paws, stubby tail and bared teeth.The Wolf is respected for its strength, agility, intelligence, and capacity for devotion. Wolf is sometimes an agent of transformation and is ...

$1,450.00

Raven, Frog and Moon Model Totem
Garner Moody (Haida)

Raven is central to coastal mythology. As a culture hero, a transformer, and a trickster, his adv...

Raven is central to coastal mythology. As a culture hero, a transformer, and a trickster, his adventures at the beginning of time released the sun and the moon and brought the world into existence. Raven is identified by its straight beak and lack of ears or plumage on the head.Moon is associated with peace and transformation and is also widely regarded as a protector and guardian spirit. In some stories the Moon originated as chip of the Sun, which Raven broke into pieces. Moon is often depi...

$6,000.00

Salish Salmon Charmer
Luke Marston (Salish)

This sculpture tells the story of an infamous Salish Salmon Charmer. The fisherman, although blin...

This sculpture tells the story of an infamous Salish Salmon Charmer. The fisherman, although blind, knew of the most fruitful fishing spots. Salmon is fundamental to all coastal peoples, and is a symbol of regeneration and life. The removable rattle is fully functional.

$55,000.00

Bear Totem
Cecilia Adams (Gitxsan)

These works are hand-painted and colour features may vary. Bear is a dominant crest symbol. Bears...

These works are hand-painted and colour features may vary. Bear is a dominant crest symbol. Bears are closely related to humans especially when standing on their hind legs, bridging the human and non-human realms. Their strength and intelligence are universally respected and they are considered to be helping spirits of warriors. Bear is often depicted with a short snout, round paws, stubby tail and bared teeth.

$700.00

Frog Totem
Cecilia Adams (Gitxsan)

These works are hand-painted and colour features may vary. Frogs are both social, vocal and are a...

These works are hand-painted and colour features may vary. Frogs are both social, vocal and are associated with the power of transformation and the ability to traverse worlds. As the primary spirit helpers of shamans, frogs are communicators and often represent the voice of the people. Frogs were often carved at the top of totem poles to symbolize the communication of warnings or impending danger. Frog is generally given large eyes, prominent lips with a projecting tongue and webbed feet.

$700.00

Killer Whale Totem
Cecilia Adams (Gitxsan)

These works are hand-painted and colour features may vary.Killer Whales are widely considered cla...

These works are hand-painted and colour features may vary.Killer Whales are widely considered clan ancestors. Living in human form in undersea villages, killer whales are often thought to be the reincarnations of great chiefs and are associated with wealth, unity and travel. Some prominent characteristic traits of Killer Whale are a rounded snout, blowhole, a dorsal fin, pectoral fins and a tail.

$700.00

Wolf Totem Pole
Cecilia Adams (Gitxsan)

These works are hand-painted and colour features may vary. The Wolf is respected for its strength...

These works are hand-painted and colour features may vary. The Wolf is respected for its strength, agility, intelligence, and capacity for devotion. Wolf is sometimes an agent of transformation and is a popular figure in crest, story, and shamanic art. Wolf is usually portrayed with a long snout, bushy tail, and prominent paws.

$700.00

Eagle Totem Pole
Cecilia Adams (Gitxsan)

These works are hand-painted and colour features may vary.Eagle is one of the most important bein...

These works are hand-painted and colour features may vary.Eagle is one of the most important beings in the art and mythology of the Northwest Coast. It is respected for its intel­ligence and power, as well as its extraordinary vision, in both the literal and figurative senses. Eagles in myth are, likewise, usu­ally noble characters. Eagle is revered as a powerful hunter. Groups of mythical Eagles may gather for co-operative whale hunting expeditions, since, unlike the giant Thunderbird, Eagle...

$700.00

Raven Totem Pole
Cecilia Adams (Gitxsan)

These works are hand-painted and colour features may vary. Raven is one of the most important fig...

These works are hand-painted and colour features may vary. Raven is one of the most important figures in the oral traditions of the Northwest Coast. As a cultural hero, a transformer, and a trickster, his adventures at the beginning of time brought the world as we know it now into existence. It was Raven who placed the sun, moon and stars in the sky after stealing them from a supernatural chief. Raven also discovered the first humans and released them into the world.

$700.00

Eagle Nai
Robert Davidson (Haida)

Width of Pole: 34" WBase: 4" H x 46" L x 26" WEagle Nai is symbolic of the House of the Eagle. Ea...

Width of Pole: 34" WBase: 4" H x 46" L x 26" WEagle Nai is symbolic of the House of the Eagle. Eagle's face is shown at the bottom of the pole, the hole represents the doorway with human faces on top. The design on the back of the totem pole is delightful as well but viewing the piece from one side doesn't take anything away from its appeal.This totem was exhibited in the exhibition "Robert Davidson Progression of Form" at the Gordon Smith Gallery in Vancouver in 2015. Since then it has remai...

Southeast Wind, Killer Whale Pole
Robert Davidson (Haida)

Southeast Wind is a Killer Whale with Human and Wiid, a supernatural Haida bird. The two holes re...

Southeast Wind is a Killer Whale with Human and Wiid, a supernatural Haida bird. The two holes represent the eyes of the Killer Whale. Around Wiid's head at the base of the pole is the mouth of Killer Whale and the tail is at the top, surrounding Human.Killer Whale is widely considered to be a clan ancestor. Living in human form in undersea villages, killer whale is often thought to be a reincarnation of great chiefs and are associated with wealth, unity and travel. This totem pole was part o...