Totem Pole - The Gathering 8"
Alaska Black Diamond uses yellow cedar in from the rainforests surrounding Ketchikan, Alaska to create these beautiful, hand-carved totem poles. This totem is authentic; a great symbol of Alaska Northwest Coast native tradition.
Due to the nature of handmade crafts, there may be a slight wood-color variance from the totem pictured.
Each totem is signed by the artist and includes a story card to share the legends represented in each pole.
"Raven flew to the cedar branches overlooking the beach. He watches as the villagers brought bread, berries and smoked salmon to the dancers whose bright colored capes, symbolizing the bear, whooshed as they turned. Together they sang songs from the soul, reverberating off the forest wall. Raven saw canoes full of villagers from neighboring tribes join the gathering. He heard them tell of the many fishing grounds, of the halibut, salmon, and cod. He smacked his lips in delight. Raven was delighted that the different tribes were sharing the warmth of the springtime day with such a wonderful feast, knowing of course that there would be some food left for him, for it was Raven who brought the sun back into the world for everyone to enjoy."