38" x 28" Gitxsan Shaman Mask, horned, Rupert Jeffrey - SOLD

38" x 28" Gitxsan Shaman Mask, horned, Rupert Jeffrey - SOLD

Local pick-up (Shipping might become available, please contact us for details).

Wow – this is a piece, you will not ever find again – rare, massive piece of true Indigenous art

Extremely powerful Horned Shaman Totem Mask, showing Watchmen, Hunter and Grizzly Bear Paw

Each paw is hand carved, depicting five clans in horns, from left to right: Frog, Wolf, Fireweed Flower, Killer Whale and Thunderbird

Guaranteed authentic, hand carved, hand painted by Gitxsan First Nation artist Rupert Jeffrey – a well known artist and teacher, who clearly puts a lot of importance on history and storytelling in each of his pieces.

This is just a fabulous example – it’s HUGE!!! The mask itself is 31” x 23”, approx. 6" deep to top of nose, horns are approx. 8” x2”, if you include the horns, it measures approx. 38” x 28”

Absolutely fabulous, solid piece of red, old cedar with beautiful grain. The carving is fantastic. Rupert HAND carved it down between 1 ½”- 1/4” thickness – superb quality, only a master of this art can manage this. The watchmen shown are hand painted in superb details, of course traditional colors used, the faces are carved! Each horn is fully hand carved out of old growth yew wood, each showing another animal and the middle one showing the fireweed flower. Fully hand crafted cedar weaved head band

On the right side of the face you can see the Grizzly Bear’s paw while on the left side the Hunter is shown, again, face fully carved. It’s the little details that really gives this mask it’s meaning and expression. Mesmerizing and strong. The fully carved horns are held by wooden dowels, the head gear will have to be removed for safe shipping and it takes a little bit of skill to put it back in place, please contact us for details.

Note: USD amounts estimated based on Bank of Canada average exchange rate, updated weekly, Invoice in CAD, no overseas shipping 

We guarantee the authenticity of every piece of art sold through our Gallery !!! 

We do not offer reproductions, imported copies, cheap mass-produced, machine made or so called native-inspired/native-style knock-off pieces

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About This Artist

Rupert Jeffrey is a member of the Gitskan First Nation, originating from the Skeena River area, a culture considered to be part of the civilization of the Pacific Northwest Coast although it lies in the interior rather than on the coast. The...Artist bio and other available works »

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