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Northwest Coast Native American Loon Sculpture Red or Green Design

The distinctive art of the Northwest coastal tribes is usually associated with totem poles. Here, though, we have a British Columbian box. I won't attempt to identify the creature or its story. I'm just very fond of the style.

Rattle, ca. 1880 Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia; Haida or Tsimshian Wood, string, pigment