"New Moon" Portrait Mask by Kolten Khasalus Grant

"New Moon" Portrait Mask by Kolten Khasalus Grant

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What a beauty!!!

Have a look at the expression in this superb piece of Indigenous Art:

New Moon - Portrait Mask by master artist Kolten Khasalus Grant from the house of Lilagawila from Gwa'yi

Just an exceptionally beautiful piece - Kolten chose the perfect piece of cedar for it. Have a close look at the grain in the wood. He painted the Moon's facial features in a light blue-ish/grey which just gives it this mesmerizing and captivating look. Have a close look at the eyes... 

The carving is as always close to perfection, the moon is sanded and waxxed, flawless!!! A real masterpiece of authentic and fully hand carved art from the First Nations of the Pacific Northwest. Signed at the back, prepared for wall hanging.

Measurements: 14" x 14" x 4" (36 cm x 36 cm x 10 cm)

Meaning: The Moon is associated with transformation since it controls the tides and illuminates the dark. It is seen as a guardian spirit. Moon and wife sun are the bringer of good luck and plentiful food. Moon's facial expression is always more delicate and serene than Sun. 

 

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About This Artist

Kolten Khasalus Grant was born in 1992 and raised on the Capilano reserve in North Vancouver (Xwemélch'stn) with relations to the Baker family. Khasalus or Kasa'las means "Walking tall” in Kwakwakawakw, Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw,...Artist bio and other available works »

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