Owl mask, gorgeous piece by Rupert Scow

Owl mask, gorgeous piece by Rupert Scow

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Isn't this a beautiful piece?

OWL Mask

by Kwakiulth First Nation artist Rupert Scow. originating from Alert Bay, a small island just off Vancouver Island on the Pacific Northwest. 

Solid piece of cedar. The painting is truly vibrant, it's one of Rupert's earlier pieces of art. The carving shows highest quality craftsmenship. Rupert really paid lots of attendtion to details and expression. I think he mastered it beatifully - the owl is really intense and powerful and mysteries at the same time. Decorated with feathers and the traditional cedar bark (minor loss on the cedar bark). The yellow and green on the white background together with the black accents - really works. Prepared for wall hanging, great condition. 

Measurements: 13" x 11" x 8"

Meaning: The Owl is associated with the souls of ancestors and are viewed with high respect. They symbolize wisdom, intuition and prophecies and sacred knowledge. On the Northwest Coast, the owl is often used as a totem pole crest. It's also very often part of dances among the tribal dance traditions. Hearing owls hooting is considered an unlucky omen.

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About This Artist

Rupert Scow is a member of the Kwaguilth Nation, Rupert Scow was born in 1957 in Alert Bay, British Columbia, a small fishing village on the Northern Part of Vancouver Island. Rupert takes the Sisiutl (the double headed serpent) and the bear...Artist bio and other available works »

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