Chief over Wind Mask by Hesquiaht master artist Tim Paul
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Special piece of true Indigenous art just arrived in our Gallery:
Chief over the Wind - Mask by master artist Tim Paul from the Nuuh-chah-Nulth (Hesquiaht) First Nations (please read his biography provided below, VERY impressive....)
Tim designed, hand carved, hand painted and signed this beautiful piece. Every piece of his does tell a story and is grounded in history, legends and nature. The carving is masterfully done. The face carved out of this solid, and old piece of red cedar. Please have a look at the grain of the wood. A very powerful piece of Art. The forehead shows a pair of Thunderbirds, painted to perfection, adding to the power of the Wind Chief. Signed at the back, dated 1990
Measurements: 13 1/2" x 11" x 5" (34.5 cm x 28 cm x 13 cm)
Decorated with lots of the traditional cedar bark – just a beautiful, artistic and traditional combination. The carving itself is superb, excellent craftsmanship by an artist who clearly loves and lives this art and tradition, following in his ancestor’s footsteps.
Meaning: In story, ceremony and art, Chief over the Wind mask reflects the magnitude and import of the supernatural beings that has appeared for centuries in First Nations culture. To the present day, the Wind chief plays an important role in the presentation of the Earthquake in potlach ceremonies.
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