Shaman Mask by Tom LaFortune
THIS MASK HAS BEEN SOLD - but please don't hesitate to contact me if you are interested in another one just like it. The Artist takes commissions.
Large and authentic Northwest Coast First Nations native Shaman Mask- by Mastercarver Tom LaFortune
Ketiwtel (Tom LaFortune) was born in Duncan in 1959 and is of Coast Salish heritage. He is from the Tsawout First Nation of the WSÁNEC (Saanich) peoples. Tom has worked with wood since the age of eleven. He honed his carving skills with master carver Simon Charlie, while working alongside his brothers Doug and Francis. Tom’s work is recognizable by his distinctive choice of colour and collected by private collectors world wide. His art is also featured in the finest Galleries on British Columbia's Northwest Coast. The horns represent bear claws as used in the old days - they are made of deer antler on this particular piece.
Measurements: 14 1/2" high, 12" wide (13" incl. robe), approx. 5 1/2" deep