Wild Man by Jack James, 1950's

Wild Man by Jack James, 1950's

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Old, authentic and really powerful

This Mask by Jack James is very powerful and very easy recognizable as one of his pieces. The exact age of this mask is unknown, but it was carved around the 1950's. Solid red cedar, showns signs of aging and has one minor restoration on one ear (not visible from front). The carving proofs superb craftsmanship. Powerful and a little scary expression, just like it's suppose to be for a 

WILD MAN MASK

Meaning: the Bukwus or Pukmis is a supernatural ghost like figure, also known as the Wild Man of the Woods or the Man of the Sea is associated with the spirits of those who have drowned. He lives in an invisible house in the forest and attracts the spirits of those who have drowned to his home.

Measurements: 14" x 14" x 7" (36 x 36 x 18 cm)

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About This Artist

Jack James was born around 1915 on Gwa'yasdams (Gilford Island). A member of the Kwakwakaw'wakw First Nation. He was the father and teacher of Basil James (1938 - 2005). A totem pole in his honour, carved by his son Basil, stands in the city of...Artist bio and other available works »

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