Seller: richmojoe (2,493) 100%, Location: Northwest Coast, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 292405427657 A great old Northwest Coast Nootka or Nuu-chah-nulth hand carved and painted cedar totem pole dating from the mid 1900's. The totem is attributed to the famous carver Raymond Williams (1933-1988) who worked in the Seattle area and part of the famous Williams family of carvers. Please see the publication Carvings and Commerce by Michael Hall and Pat Glascock pages 156-158 for examples of his work and a photograph of the artist. The totem features great expressive well carved imagery featuring a Thunderbird and bear with human captive. Painted in great old original pigments of orange, black, blue and green. The totem stands 13"T all with a 11 1/2" wingspan and is in excellent condition for its age with just a nice patina from great age and careful handling. Ray Williams was illiterate and had his name tattooed on his arm for reference to sign his pieces. His unsigned works predate his tattoo , and make this an earlier piece for this artist. The totem will make a fine addition to anyone's collection. Please add $9.95 for careful shipping and insurance (USA) . No reserve , so have fun bidding! Good Luck and Happy bidding. We'll be happy to combine shipping if feasible.Please check out other current offerings including a great Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian and Kwakiutl totem poles, many historic baskets de-accessioned from museum collections including Salish, Haida , Tsimshian ,Cowlitz and Tlingit examples. Also some great early Inuit carvings. Please email us for more specifics and links to our website. Please note we are usually only able to ship items out one day a week mostly Thursdays and Fridays. Payment I accept the following forms of payment: PayPal Shipping & Handling US Shipping$9.95 USPS Priority Mail® International Shipping$14.95 USPS First-Class Mail International (Canada) $32.00 USPS First-Class Mail International (Europe,Germany,United Kingdom) $35.00 USPS Priority Mail International (Asia,Australia,Japan) More than just a pretty picture. Try Vendio Image Hosting. FREE scheduling, supersized images and templates. Get Vendio Sales Manager. Over 100,000,000 served. Get FREE counters from Vendio today!