Bumblebee Mask (Kwakwaka'wakw style)
Bumblebee Mask (Kwakwaka'wakw style)

Bumblebee Mask (Kwakwaka'wakw style)

Tom Patterson (Nuu-chah-nulth)
Price On Request

"The bee is one of the few insects to appear in [Northwest Coast] art. Although not often depicted, Bee does appear, especially in an amusing mask that emphasizes its painting lifting capability. Bees...Performed as interludes in more serious ceremonies, 'stinging' people by touching them with the sharp barbs on their masks (Shearar 2000: 22). - Understanding Northwest Coast Art: A Guide to Crests, Beings and Symbols

Material: Acrylic on Red Cedar, Cedar Bark

Dimensions: 31" x 15" x 14" (inclusive of cedar bark)

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

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