Thunderbird Mask with base, by John Henry Hunt
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Please have a look at the detailed and deep carving on this piece - the artist really put a lot of work into his designs.
Thunderbird Mask on wooden base
fully hand carved, designed and hand painted by First Nation artist John Henry Hunt from the Kwakiulth's of Vancouver Island, BC.
John Henry truly spends a lot of time on design and expression. The painting is close to perfect while using traditional colors. The cedar bark and rope adorning the face just giving it a little extra. The artist signed it on the inside in the back. This piece has everything you are looking for in authentic artwork from the Pacific Northwest Coast. Did you see the little frogs, hiding in the Thunderbirds ears?
Measurements: 12" x 11" x 5 1/2", total height when in base: 14 1/2"
Meaning: The Thunderbird symbolizes supernatural power and is believed to be the dominating force behind all of natures doings. It's a mythical creature and only the most prestigious and powerful Chiefs are allowed to have the Thunderbird as a crest especially among the Kwagiulth, Nuu-Chah-Nulth and Coast Salish people
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