Mosquito Mask by Janice Morin
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Exceptionally beautiful piece of Art by Janice Morin, a Cree/Coast Salish First Nation artist, Cree through heritage, Coast Salish through marriage, living and working on the Pacific Northwest Coast Salish territory for over 30 years.
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
Meaning: 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: 11" x 11" x 7" (28 x 28 x 17.5 cm), total height incl. cedar bark: approx 26" (66 cm)