Saturday, December 13, 2008

ABC Magazine Totem Pole

Common to the Northwest part of North America, Totem Poles are made mostly of Redwood Cedar Trees. Totem Poles serve a wide variety of uses from recounting a familiar legend to mortuary structures.  They may honor a famous person in the clan or a murderer.  Totem poles mounted in front of a persons home generally show that's families success.  It is important to know that Totem poles are never associated with "Idol Worship" of any kind.

This model took approximately eight hours to build and was a real pleasure, as are almost all the models from the ABC Magazines.  For information, the center section (large black area) was stuffed with tissue while the base was weighted before mounting on the small core board base.

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