Bumble Bee, cedar mask by Chief David Mungo Knox

Bumble Bee, cedar mask by Chief David Mungo Knox

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How beautiful is this one - what a great expression!

BUMBLE BEE Mask

with lots and lots of cedar bark, hand carved, hand painted by Hereditary Chief David Mungo Knox, originating from Fort Rupert, British Columbia, Canada. Fabulous painting, the carving is detailed, the idea to adorn the face with so much cedar bark just makes so much sense. Just have a look at the "furry" bee... it looks just the same in nature.... "stings" in the forehead and nose, signed at the back, hanger already attached. 

Measurements: Total: 32" x 21", the bee's face itself is 10" x 9" x 7" 

Meaning: The Bee symbolizes a strong sense of community and honesty and happiness. In the celebration of life ceremony, Bee dancer play an important role. They usually are busy roaming around, trying to amuse people, dance around other dancers and try to catch, touch and then sting them. It is not meant as a threat, rather a play and after another dancer has been stung, he/she will be compensated with a little gift. The bee masks are easy recognizable, always showing spikes on their face

Note: overseas shipping available, costs of $145 CAD added at check out; USD amounts estimated based on Bank of Canada average exchange rate, updated weekly, Invoices in CAD

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$2,449.00 CDN

$1,875.44 USD

About This Artist

Hereditary Chief David Mungo Knox is a member of the Kwakiulth First Nations. He is the great-grandson of Chief Mungo Martin and comes from a great line of Hereditary Chiefs, Master carvers and skilled dancers. He started his carving career by...Artist bio and other available works »

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