I designed and started making these stools in 2013 and since have taken a handful of orders from friends. Despite the visual illusion of the dowel, this piece of furniture is very stable. The stool is.
Eskimo with mask; Stranger - Alaska Sea Scout Expedition of Mr. Lewis, the owner of the yacht called 'Stranger'. on a trip of Sea Scouts from Newport Beach CA., to Alaska in 1937 (I know its not Haida, but I loved the structure of the mask)