Komakwa Chief of the Sea Mask by Randy Stiglitz and Janice Morin

Komakwa Chief of the Sea Mask by Randy Stiglitz and Janice Morin

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Have a look at this one - how amazing

Huge Komokwa Mask, Chief of the Sea

by artists Randy Stiglitz and Janice Morin (signed by both, dated at the back), both are married and members of the Coast Salish/Cree First Nations. Both have many years of experience in this art and both are just very skilful and talented artists who are well known around the world. Please take the time to read both biography's (see below or click on artists above and scroll down) - they are worth reading and very impressive!

This piece of art proves the beautiful craftsmanship, so detailed and the expression is just mesmerizing! The eyes and the forehead are inlaid with abalone, the face is adorned with cedar rope, the mask itself is adorned with lots of cedar bark - just incredible - it's so much work to collect and treat the cedar bark. The painting is extremely clean and close to perfection. Just have a look, I will let the images speak for themselves

Measurements: total height 27"/69 cm, mask itself 13" x 10" x 7" (33 x 26 x 18 cm)

Meaning: The Komokwa is a mythological creature, symbolizing wealth, healing power and is able to for see the future. The Komokwa or Kumukwe is of major importance in Kwaguilth mythology. He was the king of the undersea world, master and protector of the seals who were a symbol of wealth. His name means "wealthy one" and he ruled from a great rich house under the water. Many humans of legendary history attempted to reach this kingdom. Those who achieved their goal became wealthy and powerful, returning to their home village with magical boxes full of treasure.... more details about the legend is available on my "Symbology, Myths and Legends"-page above (click on about)

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About This Artist

Janice Morin is a Cree, originating from Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan. She was born in 1957 and moved to Vancouver in British Columbia at the age of five. She has been living on the Northwest Coast since. Janice was introduced to Northwest Coast art...Artist bio and other available works »

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