Mosquito Man Miniature pendant by Silas Coon

Mosquito Man Miniature pendant by Silas Coon

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Beautiful piece of Art by Silas Coon, a master of this art, originating from Kingcome Inlet, Kwakiulth First Nations of the Pacific Northwest Coast of Canada

Mosquito Man Mask pendant

truly just a wonderful piece. You don't see Mosquito masks that often - especially not in this quality and strength. The Mosquito is used as a clan crest in Northwest Coast tribes, such as the Haida and Gitxsan, and can sometimes be found carved on totem poles. There also is a Mosquito Dance among tribal dance traditions, in which the dancers were traditionally pricked with pins. Just such an incredible piece of Indigenous Art!!!

Silas is a true expert in these kind of miniature carvings and you can clearly see why. The expression, the details, these little miniatures are close to perfection and are almost as much work as a big size mask. Just a lovely piece - it could also be worn as pendant...

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: 3 1/2" x 2 1/2" (wood only, not including the cedar bark decoration)

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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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