Coastal Longhouses in the Pacific NW were made of red cedar and had designs painted on the front to denote their tribes through the display of animal life crest designs.
The longhouses were huge. Some were about 100 feet long and 25 feet wide, with low roofs for easy heating. The only openings in the whole building was the entrance door and a hole in the roof to allow smoke to escape.
This fun plush version by Bill Helin (Tlingit, Tsimshian) follows the original design and makes a handy carrying case with a handle for all kinds of things (finger puppets shown not included). Velcro along the top edge gives easy access to the interior.
- 8" square x 6.5" tall
All proceeds go towards the United Indians' programs and services which support the urban Native community.