Tzonakwa, Mosquito design Mask, Randy Stiglitz - SOLD

Tzonakwa, Mosquito design Mask, Randy Stiglitz - SOLD

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Exceptionally beautiful piece of Art by Randy Stiglity, a Coast Salish First Nation artist

Tzonakwa Mask with Mosquito design

truly just a wonderful expression, large piece, it has ears which are also richly carved - Randy  truly puts all his love into this art. The details in the painting are gorgeous. You don't see Mosquito's that often - especially not in this quality and strength. The Mosquito is used as a clan crest in some Northwest Coast tribes, such as the Haida and Gitxsan, and can sometimes be found carved on totem poles. The Cree tribe also has a Mosquito Dance among their tribal dance traditions, in which the dancers were traditionally pricked with pins. Randy used Alder wood, decorated the face with lots of black horse hair and cedar bark rope, Such an incredible piece of Indigenous Art!!!

Meaning: Like other biting insects, mosquitoes are viewed as enemies of humankind by many tribes, and some legends feature blood-sucking or man-eating monsters transformed into mosquitoes and biting flies after their deaths.

Measurements: 14" x 16" x 8" - it's huge!!!!!

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About This Artist

Randy Stiglitz was born in Pender Harbour in 1953. He is of Coast Salish descent through his mother and is from the Sechelt native band.  He has been an artist for most of his life and comes from a background of Salish artists. Randy has...Artist bio and other available works »

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