Thursday, November 23, 2006


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Totem House on NW 54th Street, Seattle, originally built in 1938 as a native arts shop, now a seafood and chowder house frequented by tourists. The Totem House and its carvings were made by influential master carver Jimmy John who died in 1988 at age 114, a descendant of Chief Maquinna of the Nuu-Chah-Nulth Nation of the West Coast of Vancouver Island. Several of John's descendants carry on the tradition. Among them are his son, Norman John, grandson, Sanford Williams, and granddaughter, Elsie John, whose works are in demand.


Olivier said...

suprenante cette 'Totem House' elle est tres belle, tout en bois ?
Merci pour le lien.

suprenante this “Totem House” it is very beautiful, very out of wood? Thank you for the bond.

happy Thanksgiving

Anonymous said...

mm...beautiful carvings!
and very thanks for the interesting information. i am so surprised about his longevity--114.

Jazzy said...

Happy Thanksgiving Kim.
that's a great old carving and well maintained. what a great peace of history.