Native American Artist Calvin Hunt Danced in Old Man Mask

USD$ 1,500.00

  • CAD: CAD$ 1,934.70

WOOCS 1.2.4

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Description

Outstanding Example of a Quality Danced Mask

For sale is a Northwest coast carved and painted old man mask.
This mask is carved by Calvin Hunt. Calvin Hunt is Chief Tłasutiwalis, Kwagu’l from Fort Rupert as well as Hereditary Chief Nasnamus, Mowachaht of Friendly Cove. He is a highly respected Northwest Coast Artist, teacher and inductee into the prestigious Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. He was also honoured with the BC Creative Achievement Award for Aboriginal Art in 2009. He started to carve when he was 12 years old and is an important member of the internationally renowned Mungo Martin / Hunt Family of Master Carvers.
This mask was used to dance in a potlatch ceremony, hence the articulated mouth, eye openings, and back cloth cover.
Masks that have been danced in are difficult to acquire.
The measurements of this mask are  12 X 9  1/2″ and is in very good condition.
The writing inside is as follows: Calvin Hunt Kwakuitl old man alder wood 1979″.
This is a wonderful addition to any Northwest Coast or Native American art collection.
I have been selling authentic native art on ebay since 1999 so buy with confidence.
Thank you for looking and please browse my store as new objects are added often.

Additional information

Material

Alder Wood, Felt Cloth, fur, Polychrome, Horse hair

Region / Origin

Canada

Tribal Affiliation

Kwakwaka`wakw

Artist

Calvin Hunt