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New Aiyansh, Nisga'a Nation, Totem Pole Carvers, British Columbia, Canada 11

New Aiyansh, Nisga'a Nation, Totem Pole Carvers, British Columbia, Canada 11

Description : The totem pole in all its power and beauty is a distinctive and widely recognized form of traditional Northwest Coast Native art. Once nearly lost, this art form is alive and thriving today.
Norman Tait is possibly the most famous totm pole carver who grew up in the traditional lands of his native tribe, the Nisga,a, along the Nass River, British Columbia, where they have lived for the last 10,000 years. Norman himself is descended from the last formally trained Nisga,a artisan of the old style, and has carried on his family,s historic talent into this century. He has contributed to a renaissance of Nisga,a culture and through haunting masks, and stunning totem poles has introduced this art to the modern world.

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