Model Totem Pole

About this object

Iconographic meaning

Represents the Wild Woman of the Woods, Dzunuk'wa and a bear, Nan.

Physical description

A model totem pole depicting the figure of Dzunuk'wa and a bear (from bottom to top). Horse hair represents Dzunuk'wa's hair. Her entire body is painted black, except for the mouth, eyes, and the ears which are also painted red. The bear's eyes are surrounded by a dark blue area with black brows and a red line separating the black mouth. Its arms are painted black. There is a nail at each upper corner on the back .