Arts and Cultures are inseparable!
This post is in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture. This is my second posting on this Challenge which is very interesting to me.
I always thought that totem poles only existed in places where natives Indians lived. I saw quite a few in Alaska and Canada. After my visit to Yunnan, I realized that I was so ignorant. I saw totem poles in Lijiang, and then some for decorative purpose in Kunming. So, Chinese people do have totem poles! When I came back, I researched a little and educated myself. If you are interested, here’s some information I got.
What is a totem?
“A totem is a being, object, or symbol representing an animal or plant that serves as an emblem of a group of people, such as a family, clan, group, lineage, or tribe, reminding them of their ancestry (or mythic past).
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