Inuit carved spirit mask by Bowhan Kealiher. The mask would be worn in a dance to hopefully have a healthy fishing season. The center piece symbolizes the man as the hunter. The small face symbolizes the father or other ancestor who shared their hunting skills passed down though tradition. The bear, wolf, and the orca are also great hunters which give inspiration. The face and figurines are made of a combination of wood and soapstone. Marked on back.
PERIOD: Late 20th CenturyORIGIN: Arctic - Inuit, Native American
SIZE: 8 1/2"H x 8"W on base including feathers