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Height: 15 Inches
Width: 14 Inches
Depth: 4 Inches
Price: $1350.00 CDN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOON MASK BY TIM ALFRED

  Moon is a popular image and is a common depiction within Northwest Coast art. As a result of the lunar cycle, Moon is associated with transformation and occasionally acts as a spirit guide to shamans.

Moon appears within the oral traditions of all Northwest Coast peoples; however, stories describing its origins vary from culture to culture. Northern cultures typically credit the origins of Moon to Raven, explaining that he had clumsily chipped sun.

A round face, possessing relatively flat human or bird features, characterizes moon. The face is typically raised above a decorated rim. Occasionally, the lower lip of Moon is adorned with a labret, a piercing commonly associated with women of high status.