Chief over Wind Mask by Calvin Hunt - SOLD
- Nation: Kwakwaka' wakw art, Kwakiutl art, native artists Vancouver Island
- Artist: Hunt, Calvin (Chief)
- Type: Mask
This piece is SOLD
Chief over Wind Mask by our friend and master artist Calvin Hunt, Chief Tlasutiwalis, Kwaku'l, Fort Rupert and Hereditary Chief Nasnamus, Mowochaht, Friendly Cove
Hand-carved in red cedar, this powerful mask is painted in green, black and grey on stained alder wood. Horsehair adorns the face. Decorated with a bunch of feathers – just a beautiful, artistic and traditional combination. The carving itself is superb, excellent craftsmanship by an artist who clearly loves and lives this art and tradition, following in his ancestor’s footsteps.
In story, ceremony and art, Calvin’s Chief over the Wind mask reflects the magnitude and import of the supernatural beings that has appeared for centuries in Kwakwaka’wakw culture. To the present day, the Wind chief plays an important role in the presentation of the Earthquake in potlach ceremonies.
Please take the time to read Calvin's biography provided below - it's quite impressive. Calvin is the youngest son of Hereditary Chief Thomas Hunt and Emma, the daughter of a great Mowochaht Chief and Shaman. Calvin is considered to be one of the most important artists in the Northwest Coast Indigineous Culture and was in 2004 honored with induction into the prestigious Royald Canadian Academy of Arts.
Measurements: total incl. feathers: 22", face itself is 10" x 9" x 5" (56 cm / 26 x 23 x 12.5 cm)