Chief's final transition into spirit world, mask by Kolten Khasalus Grant - SOLD
- Nation: Kwakwaka' wakw art, Kwakiutl art, native artists Vancouver Island
- Artist: Grant, Kolten Khasalus
- Type: Mask
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...and here it is - absolutely incredible MASK by master artist Kolten Khasalus Grant from the Kwakiulth First Nation,
Chief's final transition into the Spirit world
In the artists words: "When a high ranking chief passes away the orca's come to the harbour to take their soul to the spirit world. This mask represents the final transition the chief makes before entering the spirit world"
Kolten credits his mentor Klatle-Bhi and his good friend Phil Gray for this piece, pointing out that Phil actually roughed it out, while Kolten was allowed to take over and finish it.
This mask is hand carved out of one piece of wood. Truly stunning craftsmanship, mastered by a very talented young man. Kolten pays so much attention to tradition, history, legends and the stories of his peoples. And isn't it fascinating to see a piece like this emerging from a solid block of wood?
The painting is so clean, close to perfection. the colors chosen are soft - the horsehair adorning the face just add to the expression. Truly powerful!!! Even the back is finished clean and in detail. Kolten puts so much work and love into his art - it's a pleasure to see.
Measurements: 15" x 8 1/2" x 6" (38 x 21.5 x 15.5 cm)