This Miniature Haida Totem Pole is carved in yellow cedar by Haida artist Leon Ridley. The top figure is a Raven and below it are 8 carved potlatch rings. The bottom figure is a bear with a human between its ears and a frog between its legs. The pole is hand-carved and signed by the artist.
Mischievous and curious, the Raven plays many important roles in Pacific Northwest Coast Culture. For some, he symbolizes creation, transformation, knowledge, prestige as well as the complexity of nature and the subtlety of truth. He also symbolizes the unknown and shows that every person sees the world in a different way.
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The Bear Symbol represents strength, family, vitality courage and health. The bear is thoughtful and independent, with little need for fellowship. The bear is also self-contained and strong-willed in nature. A Bear is of great support and comfort to those who crave human company simply for personal reassurance rather than for the simple pleasure of being with friends. He makes lonely periods of life far easier.
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The pole is about 10 inches or 25 1/2 centimeters high. The base is 1 3/4 inches or 4 1/2 centimeters wide, and 1 1/2 inches or 4 centimeters deep.
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