Mother with baby OWL mask by John Henry Hunt

Mother with baby OWL mask by John Henry Hunt

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What an incredible piece of Art - I'm trying to show lots of close-up images, but they just don't do it justice...

Mother Owl with little Baby Owl on one side, designed, hand carved, hand painted and signed by an incredibly talented young artist, a member of the Hunt Family - John Henry

Please appreciate the detailed carving. This is truly incredible superb craftsmanship. John Henry spent so much time in designing, carving, painting his pieces of art - you can clearly see how much he love's it.

The mask is hand carved out of a gorgeous yellow cedar. On the right side of the mask you can see the baby owl's face, so adorable and detailed, across on the other side you can see a little mouse, On top, with it's legs adorning the face of the owl is the supernatural frog. I love the painting and choice of color on the piece. The red accent above the gray and black gives it the little extra touch. To finish it off, it's decorated with the traditional cedar bark, some feathers and red cedar rope - fabulous!!!

Measurements: 14" tall, 10 1/2" wide, 7" deep

Meaning: The Owl is associated with the souls of ancestors and are viewed with highest respect. They symbolize wisdom, intuition and prophecies and sacred knowledge. The story goes that children have to be kept inside at night and are told not to cry too much because otherwise the owl may carry them away. Sometimes owls are said to carry messages from beyond the grave or deliver supernatural warnings to people. On the Northwest Coast, the owl is often used as a totem pole crest. It's also very often part of dances among the tribal dance traditions. 

Note: USD amounts estimated based on Bank of Canada average exchange rate, updated weekly, Invoice in CAD, overseas shipping costs ($185 CAD) added at check-out.

 

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About This Artist

John Henry Hunt is a member of the Kwakwaka’wakw First Nation. He was born in 1974 in Alert Bay, a small fishing community off Vancouver Island, on the Pacific Northwest Coast of British Columbia and takes the powerful...Artist bio and other available works »

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