Huk Huk Model Mask, articulated, on base by Alfred Robertson

Huk Huk Model Mask, articulated, on base by Alfred Robertson

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Another beautiful piece by First Nations artist Alfred Robertson, a member of the Kwakiulth First Nations from Kingcome Inlet, Pacific Northwest Coast of BC

Hand carved cedar Huk-Huk MASK - Fabulous craftsmanship, nice clapping sound through articulated beak!

This gorgeous piece is decorated with lots of the traditional cedar bark, it’s also adorned with the traditional cedar rope. It's hand crafted, carved and painted by the Kwakwaka'wakw First Nations Master artist Alfred Robertson. The carving lines are deep, clean and detailed. Easy recognizable as Alfreds carving and artwork. The mask comes with a natural wooden base, signed by the artist. 

Measurements: 19" height in total, 18" long beak, 4" deep.

Meaning: The Huk-Huk (or Hok-Hok) is one of the mythological Hamatsa (Cannibal dance) bird masks. There are three of them: One is the Crooked Beak (Galokwudzuwis), a monsterous human eating bird that produces great fear. Then there is the Man-eating RAVEN (Baxbaxwalanuksiwe) who eats his victim's eyeballs - followed by The HUK-HUK (Huxwhukw) who uses it's long beak to crack bones.....

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About This Artist

Alfred Robertson, Kwakwaka’wakw First Nations, was born 1950 in Kingcome Inlet, British Columbia, Canada. Alfred learned to carve from his father, William Robertson, and has carved with his brother, Sampson Robertson. Alfred carves in...Artist bio and other available works »

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