Tom Hans Skidegate Haida Gwaii Carved Argillite Totem Pole
Tom Hans, born 1925, Holds Eagle as his family crest, and his Haida name is Aye Aye. He was one of the most prolific argillite carvers in British Columbia. He grew up in Skidgate, and started to carve Argillite at the age of thirteen. His grandfather was Henry Young, and his father was Ike Hans. His father both taugth and encouraged him in the art of argillite carving. This piece is 15" by 2" and in excellent condition. The inscription on the back reads "Carved by Tom Hans Skidegate B.C."