46" Eagle Transformation Mask by Sammy Dawson
46" Eagle Transformation mask by Sammy Dawson.
This 46" Eagle Transformation mask by Kwakwaka'wakw First Nations artist Sammy Dawson is a spectacular piece of Indigenous Art! Have a look at the pictures - I'll let them speak for themself.
Hand carved from cedar, decorated with feathers and lots of traditioinal cedar bark. The painting is SUPERB!!! The expression so powerful.
Measurements: Width: 46", Height: 33" (incl. cedar), Eagle head: 23" deep, 9" wide, 46" opened, Inner mask 16" tall, 8" wide
Meaning: 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.
Note: Local Pick-up only!!!! - No shipping available
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About This Artist
Sammy Dawson, born in Alert Bay, BC in 1976, belongs to the Kwakwaka'wakw People. While growing up in Alert Bay, Sammy had early on started to watch the local carvers and his grandfather Chief William Robertson create masks and other carvings for...Artist bio and other available works »
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