Gorgeous Owl Mask, cedar, by John Henry Hunt
- Nation: Kwakwaka' wakw art, Kwakiutl art, native artists Vancouver Island
- Artist: Hunt, John Henry
- Type: Mask
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Fantastic piece - have a close look at the detailed carving - it's outstanding Quality!
Owl mask, with frog
red cedar, designed, hand carved, hand painted by John Henry Hunt from the Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiulth) First Nations of Vancouver Island, clearly a master artist.
John Henry's style and quality of carving is truly marvelous. It does show his love and talent for this art in every piece of his. Just have a look at the carving lines, please - they are extremely deep and extremely clean, as is the painting. He chose vibrant colors blue, green and red, combined with some grey accents - adorned the face with the traditional cedar bark and even the cedar bark is partially painted.
The expression in the owl's face is simply wonderful and...well, cute! This is a real gem and just a fabulous addition to any serious native art collection.
Measurements: 9" diameter, 3" deep
Meaning: The Owl is associated with the souls of the ancestors and are viewed with highest respect. They symbolize wisdom, intuition, prophecies and sacred knowledge. The Frog is also very important Symbol in the Northwest Coast Art and Culture. Since he is living in two worlds, water and land, the Frog is revered for his adaptability, knowledge and power to traverse worlds and inhabit both, the natural and the supernatural