Huk-Huk Model Mask on Stand, Sarah Robertson
Note: Prices are CAD (if you prefer USD $322 + shipping) please contact me
Very nice piece of Art by female First Nations Artist Sarah Robertson from the Kwagiulth First Nation
HUK-HUK Mask on wooden stand
The mask is hand carved from cedar, adorned with the traditional cedar bark and beautifully painted in vibrant black and red, still showing the beautiful grain of the cedar wood. The base is pine, signed underneath
Measurements: Huk-Huk is 16" long, 5" high, 2 1/2" wide (41 x 13 x 6.5 cm) total height in stand: 9 1/2" (24 cm)
Meaning: The Huk-Huk is one of the mythological Hamatsa (Cannibal dance) bird masks. There are three of them: One is the Crooked Beak (Galokwudzuwis), a monsterous human eating bird that produces great fear. Then there is the Man-eating RAVEN (Baxbaxwalanuksiwe) who eats his victim's eyes - followed by The HUK-HUK (Huxwhukw) who uses it's long beak to open and eat it's victim.