This old argillite pole was probably carved in the late 19th century by an unknown Haida carver. The pole is composed of three main figures with the bottom figure representing a beaver.
The Beaver Symbol teaches people to be productive and not limit their options. He teaches us to be persistent and to use available resources. The Beaver helps people understand the dynamics of teamwork and to appreciate each individual’s talents and contributions in order to accomplish anything.
Find more information about and examples of The Beaver Northwest Coast First Nations symbol.
This pole stands about 11 inches or 28 cm tall, about 2 inches or 5 cm wide, and about 2 1/4 inches or nearly 6 cm deep. This pole is in very good condition for its age and looks like it was cleaned at some time. The pole is unsigned, which is typical for that time period.