Mosquito Mask by Janice Morin

Mosquito Mask by Janice Morin

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Exceptionally beautiful piece of Art by Janice Morin, a member of the Cree and Coast Salish First Nation (please see biography below)

Mosquito Mask

truly just a wonderful expression, large piece, it has ears which are also richly carved - Janice truly puts all her love into this art. The details in the painting are gorgeous. You don't see Mosquito masks that often - especially not in this quality and strength. The Mosquito is used as a clan crest in some Northwest Coast tribes, such as the Haida and Gitxsan, and can sometimes be found carved on totem poles. The Cree tribe also has a Mosquito Dance among their tribal dance traditions, in which the dancers were traditionally pricked with pins.

Like other biting insects, mosquitoes are viewed as enemies of humankind by many tribes, and some legends feature blood-sucking or man-eating monsters transformed into mosquitoes and biting flies after their deaths.

Measurements: 13" x 13" x 6" (33 x 33 x 5 cm)


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About This Artist

Janice Morin Stiglitz, is the daughter of the Salish and Cree First Nations parents, originating from Merrit, British Columbia, Canada. She moved to Vancouver when she was young and apprentice with master carver Oppie Oppenheim for a few years....Artist bio and other available works »

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