Nuu-chah-nulth Totem Pole
Artist: Nuu-chah-nulth, Rita Williams
Materials: Cedar, paint
Dimensions: 9 ½” tall, 4 ¼” x 2 ½”
Description: The totem features great well carved imagery featuring a Thunderbird and diving whale. Painted in great pigments of red, green,vwhite blue, black and yellow. Signed Williams to the back.
Rita Williams comes from a large family of totem carvers. She is the oldest of three sisters and learned to carve watching her older brothers. One of the few Native women carvers to practice the trade. She makes highly detailed carvings that make excellent display pieces.