Red Cedar Eagle Mask by Dave Jacobson
Stunning piece by the Kwakiutl Master carver Dave Jacobson
Gorgeous and solid red cedar wooden EAGLE MASK, the eyes are inlaid with Abalone and the Eagle is adorned with the traditional cedar bark robe.
A very simple but very powerful expression!!! Very clean carving, dark stain which accentuate the shining abalone eyes as well as the natural grain of the wood
Measurements: 11" tall, 11" deep, 8" wide
Meaning of the Eagle: The Eagle symbolizes grace, power and great intellect. It is a sacred and noble creature representing power and prestige to the First Nations people of the Northwest Coast. It symbolizes wisdom and has a special and direct connection to the creator. Eagles mate for life and are therefore also seen as a symbol of lasting love and dedication. It is told that the Eagle end their own life in despair when the mate is lost. Eagle feathers are used in the most important ceremonies, a display of respect, courage, Chieftainship and wisdom. The Eagle is the ruler of sky.
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About This Artist
Dave Jacobson was born in Alert Bay, BC, the second of three boys and seven sisters. Dave lived most of his live in Fort Rupert. Before the age of five, he spent much of my time at my grandmothers (Lucy Nelson, maiden name Martin). They became...Artist bio and other available works »
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