"Totem 1957"

Ellen Neel

This is a certificate of authenticity to verify that the carving above, “Totem” was created by Ellen Neel (1957).  She was a Kwakwakaʼwakw artist woodcarver and is the first woman known to have professionally carved totem poles. From Alert Bay, British Columbia, her work is in public collections throughout the world.  

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