Simon Dick & Peter Smith--Grouse Mask-7000-CAD

$7,000 CAD

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The Atlakima, also known as the Dance of the Forest Spirits, is one of the four main dances performed during the Kwakwaka'wakw winter ceremonials. Among the dozens of different characters danced, some are mythological while others represent creatures of the forest or human attributes. The grouse, pictured here by artist Simon Dick, is the first character to appear who leaps and twirls energetically as he enters while also making loud whooping calls and shaking rattles.