PRM Haida Collections resources

Totem pole

Museum databases

Information about all Haida objects in the museum is available via the Museum's online database Search “object collections” for cultural group “Haida”


Flickr site with images of PRM Haida collection:
Pitt Rivers Museum Haida Collection

Star House totem pole

The totem pole in the Museum is from the former Star House in Masset, Haida Gwaii.

Information sheet on totem pole from Star House at PRM: and

Early images of the Star House pole: 


3D Model - Haida helmet

Haida bear/octopus helmet [1884.68.51] This wonderful bear and octopus helmet, with human faces caught in the tentacles, was probably made for inter-group warfare. Nothing is known about its maker or origins. It was in General Pitt Rivers’ own collection by 1878. This three-dimensional image allows us to see the carving strokes on the inside of the helmet as well as details of the creatures and formline design on the outside. 



General Information

Making the Pole (Haida carver Christian White)