Masks

52 items

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

Measurements do not include feathers.

Measurements do not include feathers.

$1,800.00

Komokwa Mask
Rande Cook (Kwakwaka'wakw)

Komokwa is of major importance in Kwakwaka’wakw oral tradition. He is King of the Undersea World,...

Komokwa is of major importance in Kwakwaka’wakw oral tradition. He is King of the Undersea World, and master and protector of the Seals, who were a symbol of wealth. His name means "Rich One." Komokwa rules from a great house under the water. His house contains immense wealth in blankets, coppers, and other treasures. Many human supplicants of legendary history tried to reach this kingdom and those ancestral heroes who achieved their goal became wealthy and powerful, returning to their home v...

$12,000.00

Komokwa Mask
Tom Hunt Jr. (Kwakwaka'wakw)

Komokwa is of major importance in Kwakwaka’wakw oral tradition. He is King of the Undersea World,...

Komokwa is of major importance in Kwakwaka’wakw oral tradition. He is King of the Undersea World, and master and protector of the Seals, who were a symbol of wealth. His name means "Rich One." Komokwa rules from a great house under the water. His house contains immense wealth in blankets, coppers, and other treasures. Many human supplicants of legendary history tried to reach this kingdom and those ancestral heroes who achieved their goal became wealthy and powerful, returning to their home v...

$9,000.00

Tsimshian Warrior Mask
Simon Reece (Tsimshian)

$2,400.00

Portrait Mask
Derald Scoular (Salish)

$2,400.00

Octopus Mask
George David (Nuu-chah-nulth)

Octopus, also known as Devilfish, is a sea spirit helper known for its transformational abilities...

Octopus, also known as Devilfish, is a sea spirit helper known for its transformational abilities. It is a crest in the Tsimshian Eagle clan and symbolizes wealth in Kwakwaka’wakw mythology.

$3,500.00

Sun Mask
Vern Etzerza (Tahltan)

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.

$6,000.00

Portrait Mask
Marcus Alfred (Kwakwaka'wakw)

$3,200.00

Raven Moon Mask
Reg Davidson (Haida)

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 a 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. 

$8,000.00

Hawk Moon Mask
Reg Davidson (Haida)

Hawk is often associated with the Sun and is revered for its superior vision and skill in hunting...

Hawk is often associated with the Sun and is revered for its superior vision and skill in hunting. In mythology, this bird is personified as the transformation beings Hawk Man and Hawk Woman.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 be distinguished from the Sun by a labret in its ...

$8,800.00

Articulated Portrait Mask
Corey Moraes (Tsimshian)

$7,000.00

Portrait Style Frontlet
Corey Moraes (Tsimshian)

Dimensions of the frontlet unframed are 7" H x 7" WThis piece is stored off-site. To arrange a vi...

Dimensions of the frontlet unframed are 7" H x 7" WThis piece is stored off-site. To arrange a viewing, please contact the gallery directly.

$4,600.00

Raven Mask
Gilbert Dawson (Kwakwaka'wakw)

Mask Height on Base: 9"Base: 5 ¼" W x 6" DRaven is central to coastal mythology. As a culture her...

Mask Height on Base: 9"Base: 5 ¼" W x 6" DRaven 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

Mosquito Mask
Gilbert Dawson (Kwakwaka'wakw)

Mask Height on Base: 9 ½"Base: 5 ¼" W x 6" D

Mask Height on Base: 9 ½"Base: 5 ¼" W x 6" D

$600.00

Mosquito Mask
Gilbert Dawson (Kwakwaka'wakw)

Mask Height on Base: 13 ½" HBase: 6 ¼" W x 13" L

Mask Height on Base: 13 ½" HBase: 6 ¼" W x 13" L

$1,500.00

Kwaat Yaht Mask
Russell Tate (Nuu-chah-nulth)

The Kwaat Yaht is a magical being from the stories of the Toquaht Nation. It's been said that he ...

The Kwaat Yaht is a magical being from the stories of the Toquaht Nation. It's been said that he once transformed into a wolf to fool the people of the village. The wolves knew he was a human in disguise, though, They became angry and chased him from Toquaht to Long Beach. To slow the wolves down, Kwaat Yaht used his powers to create rivers to stand in their way. This is a story of how rivers came to be on the West Coast of Vancouver Island.

$1,400.00

Bukwus Mask
Corey Larocque (Haida)

Known from the stories of the Kwakwaka’wakw people, Bookwus (Wild Man of the Woods) is a supernat...

Known from the stories of the Kwakwaka’wakw people, Bookwus (Wild Man of the Woods) is a supernatural being who lurks on the edges of forests and near streams trying to lure living people and the souls of those who have drowned into his invisible abode. Also known as the Keeper of Drowned Souls, Bookwus forces his victims to eat his ghost food, which causes them to become like him, condemned to eternal hunger and wandering. When danced, Bookwus emits a low wheezing sound which is made by the ...

$2,600.00

Yagis Mask
Corey Larocque (Haida)

The Yagis is an ocean deity that feeds off the souls of drowned sailors. These sailors' souls hel...

The Yagis is an ocean deity that feeds off the souls of drowned sailors. These sailors' souls help to guide and protect fishermen.

$5,500.00

Bella Coola Nulamala Fool Mask
Gene Brabant (Cree)

From the U'mista Cultural Sociaty website (click here to see): The Nułamała "Fool Dancer" are me...

From the U'mista Cultural Sociaty website (click here to see): The Nułamała "Fool Dancer" are messengers and assistants to the Hamat̕sa and help enforce the laws of the Winter Ceremonies. Membership in the Nułamała Society is hereditary. The Nułamała along with the Grizzly Bear dancers cut and distribute food to make sure that the Hamat̕sa are fed properly. Both societies are the "policemen of the T̕seka Winter Ceremonies". The Nułamała will attack people by throwing stones, hitting with sti...

$5,000.00

The Return (Second Coming)
Terry Jackson (Metis)

The Sun breaking through the clouds shows the light coming from the darkness. The artist sees the...

The Sun breaking through the clouds shows the light coming from the darkness. The artist sees the imagery of this mask as a time where things are improving for the better.

$4,800.00

Portrait Mask
Roger Smith (Haida)

$1,200.00

Haida Portrait Mask
Roger Smith (Haida)

$1,000.00