Bak'was Mask

Bak'was Mask

Gilbert Dawson (Kwakwaka'wakw)
Regular price CAD $500.00

"Bak'was is the name for a supernatural being who lurks on the edges of forests and streams, hoping to lure the souls of those who drown or unwitting humans to eat his ghost food, which causes them to become otherworldly, like him. He is the Wild Man of the Woods, the Keeper of Drowned Souls, and children are taught to be wary of him" (Shearar 2000: 40-41). - Understanding Northwest Coast Art: A Guide to Crests, Beings and Symbols

Material: Red Cedar, Acrylic, Hair  

Dimensions: 5 1/2" x 4" x 1"

Location: Satellite Shop at SFU Vancouver Bookstore (Harbour Centre)