Kwakiutl wedding party, bride in center, hired dancers on each side, her father on far left, all standing on platform, with plank wall behind them and flanked by two totem poles. Groom’s father on the right behind man with a box-drum. - Curtis - 1914
A little-known and very beautiful vantage point right on the edge of Glenrothes this afternoon :) This is the totem pole at Formonthills, a very young (planted) woodland on the edge of the Lomond Hills which is managed by The Woodland Trust.
The sculpture was carved from a 2-tonne douglas fir, has lots of different local animals represented on its trunk, and is crowned with a majestic buzzard. I was visiting the site because it’s good for foraging haws and brambles…..which I’ve used to make haw leather this afternoon. More on that later! ;-)