Masks

53 items

Bukwus Mask
Joe Peters Jr. (Kwakwaka'wakw)

Because he lives in the woods on the edge of the spirit world, Bukwus is often depicted in a dish...

Because he lives in the woods on the edge of the spirit world, Bukwus is often depicted in a disheveled and dirty state. His face is characteristically skeletal, his eye sockets deep and round, his brow furrowed, his nose beaked, and his mouth grimacing. His counterparts among other groups on the Northwest coast are Gagiid (Haida), Land Otter (Tlingit), and Pooq-oobs (Nuu-chah-nulth).  

$3,500.00

Northern Raven Mask
Tim Paul (Nuu-chah-nulth)

Raven is central to coastal mythology. As a culture hero, a transformer, and a trickster, his adv...

Raven is central to coastal mythology. As a culture hero, a transformer, and a trickster, his adventures at the beginning of time released the sun and the moon and brought the world into existence. Raven is identified by its straight beak and lack of ears or plumage on the head.

$3,500.00

Dogfish Mask
Jay Brabant (Cree)

Signed "Northern Style Humanoid Shark by Jay & Gene Brabant"Dogfish is a small variety of sha...

Signed "Northern Style Humanoid Shark by Jay & Gene Brabant"Dogfish is a small variety of shark found on the Northwest Coast. It is distinguished by its distinctive gills, triangular teeth and split pupils. Dogfish is known to represent assertiveness and persistence.

$5,500.00

Moon Mask
Jim Charlie (Salish)

Moon is associated with peace and transformation and is also widely regarded as a protector and g...

Moon is associated with peace and transformation and is also widely regarded as a protector and guardian spirit. In some stories the Moon originated as chip of the Sun, which Raven broke into pieces. Moon is often depicted with humanoid features and can be distinguished from the Sun by a labret in its bottom lip indicating female nobility.

$6,500.00

Wind Mask
Gilbert Dawson (Kwakwaka'wakw)

$2,400.00

The Strength That Resides In Us All
Robert Mills (Tlingit)

"All too often, Tlingit (and all Indigenous) narratives are disregarded as legends or myths, not ...

"All too often, Tlingit (and all Indigenous) narratives are disregarded as legends or myths, not taking into account the thousands of years spent discerning humanity. From those thousands of years spent observing, came to fruition chronicles that were implemented to help navigate generations forward. One of which was the history of Dukt’ootl’ (Blackskin), he is our ‘Strongman’, that is frequently remembered for tearing a seal lion in half; what is often forgotten is the strength he enacted by...

$20,000.00

Long Life Giver Mask
Eugene Isaac (Kwakwaka'wakw)

$2,800.00

The Light
Don Yeomans (Haida)

Edition /12Moon is associated with peace and transformation and is also widely regarded as a pro...

Edition /12Moon is associated with peace and transformation and is also widely regarded as a protector and guardian spirit. In some stories the Moon originated as chip of the Sun, which Raven broke into pieces. Moon is often depicted with humanoid features and can be distinguished from the Sun by a labret in its bottom lip indicating female nobility.

$18,000.00

Bukwas Mask
Gilbert Dawson (Kwakwaka'wakw)

$1,200.00

Sneezer Mask
Tom Patterson (Nuu-chah-nulth)

Articluated

Articluated

$3,000.00

Portrait Mask
Joshua Prescott-Shaw (Cree)

Human heroes and human-like personifications of sun and wind are common in Northwest Coast iconog...

Human heroes and human-like personifications of sun and wind are common in Northwest Coast iconography. Human faces hidden in other crests reveal the transformative ability of all animals.

$6,000.00

Dzunukwa Transformation Mask
Lorrie Pambrun (Cree)

Dimensions are of the mask closed and excluding cedar bark.Open Dimensions: 23" H x 27 ½" W x 10 ...

Dimensions are of the mask closed and excluding cedar bark.Open Dimensions: 23" H x 27 ½" W x 10 ½" D

$7,000.00

Ghost Mask
Gilbert Dawson (Kwakwaka'wakw)

Amongst the Kwakwaka’wakw, the souls of the dead are widely believed to live as ghosts in their o...

Amongst the Kwakwaka’wakw, the souls of the dead are widely believed to live as ghosts in their own villages in the spirit world, where everything is an exact inversion of the world of the living, the seasons and daylight hours being opposite. During the Kwakwaka’wakw ceremony of Winalagalis, the War Spirit, dancers wearing ghost masks appear in a performance that dramatizes a visit to the land of the dead.  Ghosts also frequently accompany Bak’was (Bookwus), the Wild Man of the Woods, who is...

$1,000.00

Raven Mask
Gilbert Dawson (Kwakwaka'wakw)

Mask measurement on stand 7 ½" HRaven is central to coastal mythology. As a culture hero, a trans...

Mask measurement on stand 7 ½" HRaven is central to coastal mythology. As a culture hero, a transformer, and a trickster, his adventures at the beginning of time released the sun and the moon and brought the world into existence. Raven is identified by its straight beak and lack of ears or plumage on the head.

$550.00

Eagle Mask
Gilbert Dawson (Kwakwaka'wakw)

Mask measurement on stand 7 ½" HEagle is one of the most important beings in the art and mytholog...

Mask measurement on stand 7 ½" HEagle is one of the most important beings in the art and mythology of the Northwest Coast. It is respected for its intel­ligence and power, as well as its extraordinary vision, in both the literal and figurative senses. Eagles in myth are, likewise, usu­ally noble characters. Eagle is revered as a powerful hunter. Groups of mythical Eagles may gather for co-operative whale hunting expeditions, since, unlike the giant Thunderbird, Eagle is not strong enough to h...

$550.00

Portrait Mask
Gwen Adams (Gitxsan)

$1,800.00

Sun Mask
Dick Joseph (Kwakwaka'wakw)

Sun is generally a symbol of life and creative power. Usually male, Sun is often depicted as a po...

Sun is generally a symbol of life and creative power. Usually male, Sun is often depicted as a powerful supernatural chief. Sun is usually depicted with a rounded humanlike face surrounded by long rays, sometimes shells or copper is used to emphasize brightness.

$2,200.00

Pugwis Mask
Charlie Johnson (Kwakwaka'wakw)

$800.00

Moonlight of the Frog Mask
Jonas Jones (Salish)

This piece is stored off-site. To arrange a viewing, please contact the gallery directly.

This piece is stored off-site. To arrange a viewing, please contact the gallery directly.

$2,800.00

Moon Mask
Trace Yeomans (Haida)

Edition 6/12Mounted on a wood surround. 15" diam including the backing.Moon is associated with pe...

Edition 6/12Mounted on a wood surround. 15" diam including the backing.Moon is associated with peace and transformation and is also widely regarded as a protector and guardian spirit. In some stories, the Moon originated as a chip of the Sun, which Raven broke into pieces. Moon is often depicted with humanoid features and can sometimes be distinguished from the Sun by a labret in its bottom lip indicating female nobility.

$6,500.00

Geekumhl Mask
Russell Smith (Kwakwaka'wakw)

$3,500.00

Moon Mask
Trace Yeomans (Haida)

Edition /12Mounted on a marble surround. 15" diam including the backing.Moon is associated with p...

Edition /12Mounted on a marble surround. 15" diam including the backing.Moon is associated with peace and transformation and is also widely regarded as a protector and guardian spirit. In some stories, the Moon originated as a chip of the Sun, which Raven broke into pieces. Moon is often depicted with humanoid features and can sometimes be distinguished from the Sun by a labret in its bottom lip indicating female nobility.

$7,000.00

Eclipse of the Moon Mask
Gilbert Dawson (Kwakwaka'wakw)

Measurements do not include feathers.

Measurements do not include feathers.

$1,800.00