An Excellent Example of Authentic Quality Canadian First Nations Indigenous Bear Mask.
For sale is a large Northwest Coast carved and painted native bear mask.
The eyes, nose, and mouth are pierced (open). The mouth is open and the teeth are distinctively carved.
Bears are found in mountainous areas of the mainland and bear is one of the most prevalent figures in crest & shamanic art and in myths. It is considered to be a close relation of humankind and as such is a link between the human and non-human realms and the natural and supernatural realms. This bear mask is beautifully carved with the mouth giving a fierce expression as bears are meant to have that look.
This cedar mask is large at 11 1/2″ H X 11 1/2″ W & 7″ Deep and is in great condition.
The carved inscription on the inside reads “Bear Van Joseph 1996”.
The Joseph’s are a prominent Northwest Coast family of excellent carvers from Squamish Nation.
The mask displays beautifully on a shelf or wall.
I have been selling AUTHENTIC Northwest Coast Masks since 1999 on line so buy with confidence.
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