Pugwis Mask with Loon

wood carving




Pugwis Mask with Loon - wood carving by Troy RobertsYagis is one of many Kwakwaka'wakw Sea Monsters capable of arouing storms, waves, and dangerous whirlpools and danced as part of the Winter Ceremony. His dance is characterized by movements, which initiate a Sea Mammal sounding, then surfacing and breathing. The copper teeth, eyes and eyebrows on this mask, are indications of great wealth.

This authentic northwest coast native indian mask was carved from red cedar, painted with acrylic paint and varathane, and inlaid with abalone.

Th mouth of the mask moves up and down, and it is dressed with red cedar bark.

Pugwis Mask with Loon
Height - Mask only 18 " H x 24" W x 16" D
Overall measurements with cedar dressing - 44"H x 24"W x 16"D
1453 Cliffe Crescent
V9W 7K6, Campbell Indian Reserve
Campbell River, B.C., Canada
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