Another NW coast carving ?

Discussion in 'Tribal Art' started by Drew, Jul 9, 2020.

  1. Drew

    Drew Well-Known Member

    Described only as "totem pole carving" - seeking a few more specifics if it's from the British Columbia area. Carved wood standing 21 inches, no signature.

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  2. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    Style is somewhat BC-ish, colours are a bit "unusual" but forms do look like they are native.
     
  3. all_fakes

    all_fakes Well-Known Member

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  4. Drew

    Drew Well-Known Member

    s-l1600 (41).jpg The back. The grain seems like ceder - the brown stain/paint was applied, then the colored paint.
     
  5. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

  6. all_fakes

    all_fakes Well-Known Member

    But that isn't how natives would do it in wood. That overall brown color is not a normal native technique; but is exactly the style for one company, as is the use of orange-red highlights. And the back confirms it.
    I'm sorry, but in my opinion this is a cast product, most likely by the Authentic Alaska Craft Company.
     
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  7. Drew

    Drew Well-Known Member

    Thanks, the applied brown paint threw me off. The Alaska Craft Co. makes sense. I had thought all such cast items were cast with brown composition material.
     
  8. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    Kiana casts in a hard foam.....so all the outside has the look of the wood grain....
    How many times I've told people that their pole is foam...not wood.....
    can't count that high !!!
     
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