Eagle Mask by Tom Hunt
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Incredible piece of Art - mesmerizing, powerful and superb quality
easy recognizable as a piece of art from one of the best First Nations artists TOM HUNT from the Kwakwakaw' wakw First Nation.
Solid cedar, decorated with the traditional cedar bark, copper eyes - the painting so clean, the colors traditional and vibrant - just everything you are looking for in a masterpiece.
Meaning: The Eagle symbolizes grace, power and great intellect. It is a sacred and noble creature representing power and prestige to the First Nations people of the Northwest Coast. It symbolizes wisdom and has a special and direct connection to the creator. Eagles mate for life and are therefore also seen as a symbol of lasting love and dedication. It is told that the Eagle end their own life in despair when the mate is lost. Eagle feathers are used in the most important ceremonies, a display of respect, courage, Chieftainship and wisdom. The Eagle is the ruler of sky.
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Tom D. Hunt, also called Watawidi, is the son of Hereditary Chief George Hunt and May Hunt. Tom D. Hunt is a member of the Kwakiutl, or Kwakwaka’wakw Nation, born in 1964. Tom began apprenticing in Kwakiutl art with his father at the age of...Artist bio and other available works »
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