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Monday, September 7, 2015

The Rest of the Trip!

Thanks so much for your nice comments about the trip to Victoria.  I have been stitching quite a bit so my next post will be all about stitching.  However, today's post finishes the trip pictures.  All the pictures are taken at the British Museum and the grounds of the museum.  My favorite part was the NW Native exhibit.  I hope you will find it as interesting as I did.

 This is the native version of a cross stitch chart.  It is called a pattern board.  They use this as a pattern for the final product. 

 Here is the final product!

 The NW tribes are known for their beautiful cedar boxes.

 This is called a button blanket.  If you enlarge the picture you can see the beautiful designs they create with buttons.

 A whistle beautifully hand carved.

 These spindle whorls were so pretty. You could see the marks of the tools they used in carving them.

 There are so many amazing totems.  It was hard to decide which pictures to show.





These poles all have meanings.  Some are story poles, some are house family poles,and some are memorial poles. We were amazed that some of these decorative poles actually supported the house. The museum has some  newly carved poles and also some very old ones.



Thank you so much for joining me on my great trip to Victoria, a beautiful city in BC Canada!

15 comments:

  1. Thank you so much, Barb, for taking me on the museum trip with you - so fascinating.

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  2. Very interesting, thanks for sharing

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  3. What great displays and crafting.
    The Totems are awesome.
    Thanks for sharing the pics.
    Marilyn

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  4. What a great trip! Such beauty in their crafts and totem poles. Rich history there for sure! Glad you are back home!

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  5. Love your blog......live in the NE corner of WA state on the border with Idaho.......an equally beautiful but different part of the state.

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  6. Loved all these pictures! You had a great trip! I learned a lot myself! Hugs!

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  7. A great visit,I love all the Totem Poles.

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  8. Thank you for sharing. I am fascinated with NW Native Art. I think it is so fantastic and unique and representative of where we live.

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  9. I have loved seeing the photos from your trip!

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  10. I have always wanted to visit Victoria. Thank you for taking us along with you!

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  11. These pictures all show great art. Whenever we came across an exhibition of native art while travelling in the US we always visited because it was so interesting to learn more about it. Thanks for sharing your pictures.

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  12. I love love love totem poles - very cool!! Thanks for the pictures!

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  13. How neat to see the native art. I'd love to visit there someday.

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  14. What an interesting post, Barb--I would so love to see the totem poles in person! They are just fascinating... Some day :)

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  15. I'm so glad you had such a good time!

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