Gitxsan Sun: Chief’s daughter and bear coming into marriage feast, Rupert Jeffrey

Gitxsan Sun: Chief’s daughter and bear coming into marriage feast, Rupert Jeffrey

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No screws, nails or machines used in any way!!!!! 

Gorgeous Sun Mask, depicting the Chief’s daughter and bear coming into marriage feast

my master artist Rupert Jeffrey, member of the Gitxkan First Nation, Skeena River.

Have a close look at the carving and the craftsmanship this piece required, and remember, no machines used - fully hand carved!! The dowels that are holding the rays of the sun are also handmade - they fit in perfectly - so much work. (since no screws are used, once the sun is in it's final destination, we do recommend a small touch of glue on each dowel to hold them stable. The sun will be shipped with the rays detached to assure safe arrival).

In the artists words: "The lip signifies high chieftainess being carried by bear clan, marrying into high chief house, this mask is a feast of proposal“

It’s very detailed and intricate carving

In the artists words: "Very old growth cedar, natural fallen, not chain sawed, so it’s very special. The grain in the dowels are 200 years old from old cedar. I counted the grain lines for it’s age with a magnifying glass. It was heavy to pack out of the mountain. Natural split with axe and harvested with axe, no chainsaw access where chosen to get this beautiful cedar yellow (mother) and red (father) cedar a match"

Measurements: 36" x 36"

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$2,790.00 CDN

$2,315.14 USD

About This Artist

Rupert Jeffrey is a member of the Gitskan First Nation, originating from the Skeena River area, a culture considered to be part of the civilization of the Pacific Northwest Coast although it lies in the interior rather than on the coast....Artist bio and other available works »

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