This totem pole’s name is Ilchinik in honour of a very powerful and successful whaler. It celebrates the connections between Exeter and the Nuu-chah-nulth of Vancouver Island. It stands in the gallery at 5 meters in height.

Object Summary

Museum Number 133/1998
Simple Name totem pole
Full Name Ilchinik totem pole
Common Name Ilchinik
Production person surname Paul
Production person initials Tim
Production country Canada
Material red cedar; acrylic paint; red cedar bark
Period classification Modern (1945-)
Collection class Religion and magic
Collection continent America
Collection area/region N
Production parish Hesquiat
Production town Port Alberni, Vancouver Island
Production county British Columbia
Production continent North America
Production date 20/6/1998
Production year low 06/06/1998
Production year high 24/06/1998
Cultural group Nuu-chah-nulth
Function name lineage
Function detail Totem pole was made by senior carvers Tim Paul, Patrick Amos, Francis Mark and Leslie Mickey and apprentice carvers Tom Paul and Corey Baiden Amos. Pole was shipped to Exeter from Canada and carving took place between 6 and 24 June 1998.