Seattle Art Museum : Diam or House post

Posted by on Jun 18, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Seattle Art Museum : Diam or House post

This top part of a Diam, or house post that one, especially royalty or the wealthy, might put near the entrance of their home. #Diam was kind of an interior totem pole. It’s big…this one is probably over 20 feet tall, was carved from red cedar and was designed to announce the names of guests as they arrive. With a name like Kwakwaka’wakw, I can see why he’s keeping his mouth closed.