Nulamala (Fool) tribal miniature pendant by Silas Coon

Nulamala (Fool) tribal miniature pendant by Silas Coon

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Gorgeous little gem!!!!

Tribal Miniature master piece by Silas Coon - Nulamala (Fool) pendant

Superb quality - Silas always puts so much work into his artwork - he pays so much attention to details, truly remarkable. Have a look at the high quality craftsmanship. This is one piece of wood, not mounted on top, hollowed out, hand carved in impressive detail. distinguishing feature of the  Nułamała is an exaggerated nose, clearly displaying a foolish grin. The eyes are inlaid with tiny pieces of abalone, the painting is so clean, colors chosen just add to the expression. It's ready to be worn as a pendant, leather necklace will be added. I have displayed it in a frame which just looks fabulous hanging on the wall while you are not wearing it. It can be taken off the frame very easy. Enough said, have a look....

Measurements: 3 1/2" x 3" x 2 1/4" (9 cm x 7.5 cm x 6 cm)

Meaning: The Nułamała “Fool Dancer” are messengers and assistants to the Hamat̕sa and help enforce the laws of the Winter Ceremonies. Membership in the Nułamała Society is hereditary. The Nułamała along with the Grizzly Bear dancers cut and distribute food to make sure that the Hamat̕sa are fed properly. Both societies are the “policemen of the T̕seka Winter Ceremonies”. The Nułamała when he performs does not dance, but when excited, runs about like madman, throwing stones, knocking people down and making his cry, which is “Wi! Wi! Wi!”. They turn right instead of left and make their circuit around the fire in the opposite direction of other Winter Ceremonies. 

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About This Artist

Silas Coon is a member of the Kwakwakaw 'wakw (Kwakiulth) First Nations, originating from Alert Bay in their ancestral land. He was born in 1963. When he was 11 years old, he moved to Gilford Island where Jim King, a chief who presided at the...Artist bio and other available works »

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