Owl Mask by our dear late friend Tony Hunt Jr.

Owl Mask by our dear late friend Tony Hunt Jr.

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What a beautiful piece - authentic and hand carved by our dear late friend Tony Hunt Jr., a member of the Kwakiutl Nation.

This is a great example of true Indigenous Art, VERY rich in expression, elegant, vibrant and simply beautiful! Very clean and very deep carving on red cedar. Powerfull painting in black, white and red, mesmerizing expression. Signed by Tony at the back, dated 1983

OWL MASK

Measurements: 10" x  9" x 9" 

Meaning: The Owl is associated with the souls of the ancestors and are viewed with high respect. They symbolize wisdom, intuition and prophecies and sacred knowledge.  

Legend: Owls are sometimes seen as the bogeyman. 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. Also, the bony circles around an owl's eyes are said to be made up by ghosts. Sometimes owls are said to carry messages from ancestors 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.

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$1,980.00 CDN

$1,481.04 USD

About This Artist

Tony Hunt (1961 - 2017) was born into a wealth of tradition. His great-grandfather, Mungo Martin has been credited with much of the revitalization of the Kwakwaka'wakw culture in the latter half of this century. His late grandfather, Henry Hunt...Artist bio and other available works »

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