Yellow cedar Huk-Huk Mask on stand by Sarah Robertson

Yellow cedar Huk-Huk Mask on stand by Sarah Robertson

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Very nice piece of Art by female First Nations Artist Sarah Robertson from the Kwagiulth First Nation

HUK-HUK Mask on wooden stand (can be taken off the stand)

Beautiful cedar wood, hand carved, adorned with the traditional cedar bark and beautifully painted in vibrant and traditional colors black and red, still showing the beautiful grain of the wood. Signed underneath the base. Just a fabulous piece of Indigenous Art that just arrived in our native art gallery

Measurements: 17" x 7" x 4" incl. cedar bark, total height 11" when in stand

Meaning: The Huk-Huk is one of the mythological Hamatsa (Cannibal dance) bird masks. There are three of them: One is the Crooked Beak (Galokwudzuwis), a monsterous human eating bird that produces great fear. Then there is the Man-eating RAVEN (Baxbaxwalanuksiwe) who eats his victim's eyes - followed by The HUK-HUK (Huxwhukw) who uses it's long beak to open and eat it's victim.

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About This Artist

Sarah Robertson is a member of the Kwakiutl (Kwakwaka’wakw) First Nation with part of her heritage connecting to the Coast Salish. She was born in Nanaimo, a small fishing town on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. She started...Artist bio and other available works »

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