Moon Mask by master artist and Chief Calvin Hunt, superb Indigenous art
- Nation: Kwakwaka' wakw art, Kwakiutl art, native artists Vancouver Island
- Artist: Hunt, Calvin (Chief)
- Type: Mask
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Calvin just brought us this absolutely mesmerizing piece of Indigenous Art.
Large (24") red cedar Moon Mask by master artist Calvin Hunt, Chief Tlasutiwalis, Kwaku'l, Fort Rupert and Hereditary Chief Nasnamus, Mowochaht, Friendly Cove (please read his biography provided below - very interesting)
The quality of Calvin's art is so superb. The expression just so powerful. He painted rays, depicting the rays of the sun on the rim. This Mask is easy recognizable as one of his pieces of art. Traditional and elegant. Beautiful cedar, truly HIGHEST QUALITY CRAFTMANSHIP. Rays painted in a rich red. Signed and dated at the back, prepared for wall hanging
Measurements: 24" diameter, 5" deep, the moon's face is 16"
Meaning: Moon plays a big part in the peace dance of the Kwakwaka'wakw peoples in which a human leaves the ceremonial big house and returns transformed into Moon. Moon also appears frequently in the winter ceremony of the Nuxalk. Most tribes thank the Raven for the gift of Moon, and sometimes stories describe Moon as a chip off of Sun, which Raven clumsily dropped.
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