Nulamala Mask by Gene Brabant
- Artist: Brabant, Gene
- Nation: Kwakwaka’wakw (Kwakiutl) First Nations
- Type: Mask
19" Fool Dancer Mask (Nulamala) by Master Carver Gene Brabant
This Fool Dancer Mask (Nulamala) is a very large piece - prepared to be worn and danced. Superb Quality and excellent craftsmanship - Very clean caving, adorned with horse hair on each side, the eyes are covered with copper, the expression is fabulous, the sculpturing and painting are executed in a way only a true Master of this Art can manage. Easy recognizable as one of the best!
Meaning: The Nulamala, also called Fool Dancer are helper to the Hamatsa, they enforce the laws of the Winter Ceremonies. Membership in the Nulamala Society is hereditary. They distribute food during the ceremony and are also considered to be the policemen of the Tseka Ceremonies. To assure order and respect they will attack people by throwing stones, hitting with sticks and even using lances and war axes. They make sure that everyone is quietly seated and showing the utmost respect to the Elders and the Ceremony.
This is highest quality craftsmanship - just have a look at the close-up images - it's truly beautiful ...
Measurements: 19" tall, 16" wide, 15" deep to top of nose
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