Kwakiutl Welcome Totem

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Project by DrWyo posted 03-11-2010 11:47 PM 1207 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I carved this 24”t. x 11”d. Kwakiutl (an indigenous people from the Pacific Northwest) welcoming figure from an aspen log. I “selectively” stained him w/ a combination of oil stain and oli paints. At the insistence of my wife and children, I added the leather loin cloth (he is anatomically “correct”, lol). I still need to give him a couple coats of spar urethane to protect him from our Wyoming weather.

-- Dave R, Wyoming WoodSpirits

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#1 posted 03-12-2010 02:44 AM

I love it!

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#2 posted 03-12-2010 04:20 PM

great job
and where is he going to stand?
(nice loinn cloth) haha

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 03-12-2010 05:28 PM

Thanks for the nice comments…. I wanted to put him in front of the house, next to the mailbox, but my wife changed my mind. Actually, I’m hoping to sell him.

-- Dave R, Wyoming WoodSpirits

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#4 posted 03-13-2010 04:50 PM

Nicely done , a totem pole is on my to do list .

-- Everyday above ground is a good day.

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