I have seen only three examples of these come up on the market in last 20 plus years. This is an early to mid century model of a famous Kwakiutl painted long house that was erected in the late 1800’s. in Alert Bay and features a Thunderbird swooping down to capture a whale. Images can be found in old historic photos. This fine model is painted in great old pigments and displays extremely well. A perfect addition for a collection of model totem poles.