These two house posts come from the Kwakwaka'wakw village of Cape Mudge
on Quadra Island. Both poles represent the same figures: Raven at the
top and Beaver below. The wings on the two birds are distinct from
each other, as are the faces painted on their breasts. The Beaver on
the right is easily identified by his prominent front teeth,
characteristic stick held in his mouth, and his tail at the base. The
Beaver on the left, however, has lost his teeth, stick and tail.