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Totem Pole, I really like the round circles for the eyes being carved out to make the eyes stand out and a 3 dimensional effect. I also like the triangle form of nose on one of the totem poles to help create different faces for the totem pole making each face unique with different details.
Here we present a stunning image of Nuhlimkilaka. It was taken in 1914 by Edward S. Curtis. The image shows Kwakiutl person wearing an oversize mask and hands representing a forest spirit, Nuhlimkilaka, ("bringer of confusion"). We have created this collection of images primarily to serve as an easy to access educational tool. Contact mailto:curator@ol.... Image ID# 8764750A
In the western hemisphere, totem Poles are hand carved columns first made by the early Indian tribes of the Northwest. A totem is a carved wooden object, more often than not an animal representing a family or a tribe. It symbolizes a symbolic relationship between nature and humans. Totem poles often have very interesting religious and historical meanings interpreted through the mythical beings from the familial history