Help identifying Native American Totem Pole

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  1. Selfdriving

    Selfdriving New Member

    I own this beautiful totem pole. It stands 39 1/2" tall. On one size is a mark i believe is the artists mark. Appreciate anyone who can help tell me more about this totem and possibly identify the artist.

    Thank you,

    Kevin
     
  2. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    The 8 , a part number so that the matching wings can be fitted into the two side slots.
    The wood, what I can see of the grain, is offshore wood, likely Albesia .
    The paint is poorly applied.
    The designs represent NWC 1st Nations creatures and form lines , but are only similar and not true to form.
    The carving , while recognizable lacks the balance and symmetry of an authentic NWC totem pole.

    You have a reproduction of what an Indonesian Artist from Bali , thinks a model totem pole should look like .... missing it's wings.

    Carved with in the past 30 years.....or so.

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    http://www.naturalwondersusa.com/product/american-indian-totem-pole-table-top/
    Similar legs and toes...:wacky:

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  3. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    And a Tiki type mouth?:confused:

    OPs totem pole seems to have disappeared.:(
     
  4. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    There are 7 pictures of parts of it in the Gallery. ;)
     
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  5. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Ah, thanks, I found them.:)
    No Tiki type mouth on that one, but I agree, not Native American.
     
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  6. kentworld

    kentworld Well-Known Member

    Quite a mélange of design motifs from various parts of the world!
     
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  7. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    A multi-cultural totempole.;)
     
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  8. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    Oooops...the photo I've used is just for legs and toes only...
    the op's totem is like Bakers sez...in the Gallery !

    ( I wish we could keep new members away from the Gallery.....or call it something else...like Photo Graveyard ! :meh::meh:;))
     
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  9. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Yes, I found it, thanks to Bakers.
    The Tiki mouth is on the one you posted.
     
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