Clam Boy Mask, David Knox
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Gorgeous CLAM BOY MASK
decorated with hand painted Clam Shell, adorned with traditional cedar bark, copper tongue, vibrant traditional colors, clean painting, strong expression - clearly made by an artist who loves his artwork.
The Artist: DAVID KNOX - great grandson of Chief Mungo Martin, a member of th Kwakiulth First Nation signed his mask at the back. He used red cedar wood.
Measurements: 9" x 7" x 3 1/2" incl. cedar (23 x 18 x 9 cm)
Legend: Quai-Quai was born to parents of the Stanley Park tribe and while still very young his parents were killed by some means that was never really clear to the people where he lived and from then on he and his older sister were treated with some suspicion to a point where they feared for their own safety. Knowing that in the main and powerful tribe of Belcarra were close relatives, the girl and her little brother walked from their birthplace to the strange and beautiful country to the east. Walking the shoreline in those early days was no small task, but by making use of the low tide they were able to avoid going into the woods, except where game trails followed close to the water. At the clam beaches of what is now Barnet they met some of the people of Belcarra who gladly took them back with them, called him Clam boy.
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About This Artist
David Mungo Knox is a member of the Kwakiulth First Nations. He is the great-grandson of Chief Mungo Martin and comes from a great line of Hereditary Chiefs, Master carvers and skilled dancers. He started his carving career by learning from his...Artist bio and other available works »
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