It's always nice to have a centrepiece of any 40k army, and for me it's no exception, and this Forge world Totem Pole, sadly no longer available. As you can see it represents 3 colours of my clan's that I play with, (Red) speed freaks,(yellow) bad moons and finally (Blue) feral ork's,
The meanings of the designs on totem poles are as varied as the ork clan's that make them. Totem poles may recount familiar legends, clan lineages, or notable events, or great victories in battle Some poles celebrate cultural beliefs, but others are mostly artistic presentations. Poles illustrate stories that commemorate historic persons, represent shamanic powers, or provide objects of public ridicule.
I always imagine that they are constantly fighting to see which colour is on top first, but at the minute it stands as follows. It was very simple that every time I have a game I would simply convert something to go on its base, well that's the plan anyway.
Each ork culture typically has complex rules and customs regarding designs represented on poles. The designs are generally considered the property of a particular clan or group, As such, pictures, paintings, and other copies of the designs are often seen as an infringement of rights of a certain clan group, and can easily lead to all out Waaagh, which will ultimately decide who was right.
I think looking back a friend started to collect Tau hence that's why he ended up where he did.