Black totem with owl design

Height: 12 inches

The Northwest Coast Natives have a perception of oneness of all earth's creatures, human and animal. They believe that humans may transform into animals, birds, fish and mythical creatures and back again. Once transformed they take on the essence and spirit of that being, Their art reflects this transformation. Made of black crush marble, this pole is carved in the tradition style. The owl, at the tope of the pole symbolizes wisdom. Other carved elements include bear, raven, and man.