Bee Mask, Miniature gem by Silas Coon

Bee Mask, Miniature gem by Silas Coon

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One of a kind - a piece to impress!!!

BEE MASK, Indigenous Miniature art carving - hand carved and inlaid by master artist Silas Coon from the Kwakiulth First Nation. 

The details on this little bee is truly incredible, Superb Quality. It's just as much, if not more work than a regular size mask. Silas pays so much attention to details and spend so many hours on his carvings, they truly are close to perfection! Silas is specialized in the carving of Tribal miniatures. He was part of an exhibition of small carvings on Vancouver Island, where his carvings were presented together with carvings by Luke Marston, Valerie Morgan, Kevin Cranmer, Shawn Karpes and just a handful more. A very elite group of artists who's Tribal miniatures in wood are so highly desired, admired and collected all over the world. 

Measurements: 6" x 4" x 4 1/2"

Meaning: the Bee symbolizes a strong sense of community and honesty and happiness. In the celebration of life ceremony, Bee dancer play an important role. They usually are busy roaming around, trying to amuse people, dance around other dancers and try to catch, touch and then sting them. It is not meant as a threat, rather a play and after another dancer has been stung, he/she will be compensated with a little gift. The bee masks are easy recognizable, always showing spikes on their face.

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$945.00 CDN

$820.35 USD

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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