Bukwus Mask with horse hair, Don Svanvik

Bukwus Mask with horse hair, Don Svanvik

SOLD

Note: All prices on this website are shown in Canadian Dollars (if you prefer to pay in USD or Euro, please contact me)

Highest Quality carving by Kwakwakaw'wakw First Nations Master artist Don Svanvik

Bukwus (Wild Man of the Woods) Mask

Meaning: the Bukwus/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.

Very powerful expression, adorned with horsehair which just adds to the "wild" image of the Bukwus. The choice of color is unusual and simply excellent! This mask is easy recognizable as one of Don's carvings, showing the style that he learned from his friend and teacher Beau Dick. This piece is dated 1989

Measurements: 12" x 8" x 6" (ca. 31 x 20 x 15 cm)

Photos of This Piece

About This Artist

Don Svanvik, originating from Alert Bay, born 1958 is a very well known and liked master carver. His grandparents were imprisoned for participating in a potlatch in the 1920's. Many of the masks and ceremonial objects at the time were confiscated...Artist bio and other available works »

Discover More

Large Salmon, yellow cedar, Shane Flood Baker
Large Salmon, yellow cedar, Shane Flood Baker

$298.00

Transformation mask by Doug La Fortune Sr.
Transformation mask by Doug La Fortune Sr.

$4,780.00

Large Sterling Silver OWL pendant, Paddy Seaweed
Large Sterling Silver OWL pendant, Paddy Seaweed

$395.00