Native American Indian Art Wood Carvings of the Pacific NorthwestWritten by Clint Leung
Native American Indian art in American southwest is dominated by magnificent pottery and jewelry in region. When it comes to Pacific Northwest region which covers states of Oregon, Washington, British Columbia (Canada) and southern part of Alaska, Native American art here is mostly wood carvings. This is not surprising since unlike southwest desert, Pacific Northwest is abundant with forests which have provided wood as raw material for region’s Native American Indian art.
The wood carvings of Pacific Northwest Native American art come in many different forms. The huge totem poles which are carved on entire tree trunks are probably most famous. Certainly most common form of contemporary Pacific Northwest Native American art is plaque wood carving. The entire range of Pacific Northwest Native American Indian art subjects including eagles, ravens, thunderbirds, bears, killer whales and salmons are carved as plaques to be hung on wall. A more complex project and usually higher priced would be masks which are also carved out of wood. The Pacific Northwest Native American artists make some of most striking aboriginal masks in world.
Great Ideas For Stair RailingsWritten by Andrew Caxton
Stair railings at home are more than a simple way to get from a floor to another. You design an extension of your personal likes in decoration, with ornamental parts of wood, iron and other material easy to install that will enhance value of your house at same time. If you think that stair railings are one of first things that people see when they come in, you should think as well that, for building a new staircase or just to make an improvement, ask always for advice and good service of a qualified person who will give you some good ideas for.
Currently there is a wide variety of materials to build a stair railing. Long time ago and still today, houses had stairs wood railings, as wood is a nice material to work with. Especially beautiful are which are made of oak wood… with wonderful red colour and knocks that are unmistakable. The star of house will be an oak wood balustrade, without any doubt. If we try to match colour of stairs with wood flooring it will give beauty elegance to our homes. Although it can be a difficult task due to many stair parts that we need to have in account to choose…like balusters, handrails, treads, and ornamental trim pieces. On a staircase first part we notice is railing. It has its important use, one is to provide security for going up and down stairs, and other is to hold up balustrade of staircase. These elements must be kept in mind when staircase is going to have a railing design. Unique, are wood railings. They are charm, grace, and soft, perfect end for your house, improving look of it and of course increasing value of it. They are durable and strong. Wood is choice that never goes out of style.