I found a missing picture folder!
Here in the Pacific Northwest, there are three different kinds of poles
1. Totem poles. They tell your family heritage. Read from the bottom up, that pole stands
in front of your house and faces the water for all to see.
2. Mortuary poles. That is like a grave stone and tells who you were in life.
3. Story poles. Anybody can carve these. They tell of an adventure or history.
Mine show the life if different animals. Not finishes. One show the life of a frog from egg to adult.
Another pair show the life of a butterfly, from eggs to caterpillars to cocoon to adult.
The butterfly poles are 13 cm x 13 cm x 160 cm western red cedar.
As you can see, carving the caterpillars is very tedious. Will do all the eggs at the bottom, next.