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Carve Your Own Totem Pole
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Publisher: Boston Mills Press

Author Statement: by Wayne Hill, Jimi McKee and Beverly McMullen; foreword by Haida elder and carver Peter Harvie
Audience: Trade
Specs: 170 color photographs and black and white illustrations
Pages: 132
Trim Size: 8 1/2" x 11" x 1/2"
Language code 1: eng
Publication Date: 20070817
Copyright Year: 2007
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Carve Your Own Totem Pole

A well-illustrated guidebook that includes the history of totem-pole carving and its West Coast native tradition, and instructions and ideas on how to design and carve a totem-pole as either a traditional design or in a personal folk-art motif.

How to plan, carve and paint your personal totem pole.

This well-illustrated guidebook includes the history of totem-pole carving and its West Coast native traditions, techniques and patterns. It examines the historic and modern tools involved. And it also presents great ideas for carving a totem pole, whether with traditional designs or more personal folk-art motifs.

Carving instructor Wayne Hill reveals how to select the right wood and use the correct tools to best advantage. Artist Jimi McKee shows how to create drawings and templates in authentic West Coast styles. There are also special notes on the meanings of figures, along with many instructions on painting your totem pole and recommendations for placement.

A folk-art family totem pole will be treasured for years to come. This handy illustrated guide includes all the background and information required to create one.

Bio:

Wayne Hill and Jimi McKee have created more than 300 totem poles for villages, towns, cities, businesses, corporations, families and individuals.

Photographer Bev McMullen has had her work featured in books, magazines, newspapers and calendars.

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