Komokwa Mask with Whale sculpture, Randy Stiglitz/Janice Morin
- Nation: Coast Salish First Nation
- Artist: Stiglitz, Randy
- Type: Mask
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Have a look at this one - how amazing!
Huge Komokwa Mask, Chief of the Sea - with ORCA WHALE SCULPTURE on top, also, the face of the Komokwa is adorned with SEA URCHINS and decorated with so much cedar bark. The face AND the Orca are inlaid with lots of small and large pieces of Abalone, Mother of Pearl, the face is adorned with cedar rope, - the painting - well, look for yourself - just incredibly clean and powerful - the carving and expression is exceptional!
The 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!
Measurements in total: 33" tall, 20" wide, 14" deep, that's including the cedar bark. The whale on top is 13" x 10" x 7"
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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