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KUMUGWE’ (Chief of the Sea) MASK (Collected by George Hunt, 1897)

KUMUGWE’ (Chief of the Sea) MASK (Collected by George Hunt, 1897)

Rare Northwest Coast Shaman's Rattle, c. 1840-60, probably Tlingit, carved in two pieces with central mask-like face on each side, with pierced circular mouth, framed by two relief carved seals in profile, red and black pigment, ht. 9 1/4, wd. 3 7/8 in.

Rare Northwest Coast Shaman's Rattle, c. 1840-60, probably Tlingit, carved in two pieces with central mask-like face on each side, with pierced circular mouth, framed by two relief carved seals in profile, red and black pigment, ht. 9 1/4, wd. 3 7/8 in.

Tlingit Mask ⚪️Inuit / Tlingit / Haida : More At FOSTERGINGER @ Pinterest

Tlingit Mask ⚪️Inuit / Tlingit / Haida : More At FOSTERGINGER @ Pinterest

Bob Harris, Native Indian Master Artist♦️More Pins Like This At FOSTERGINGER @ Pinterest

Bob Harris, Native Indian Master Artist♦️More Pins Like This At FOSTERGINGER @ Pinterest

Komokwa • Chief of the Undersea World Mask by Donald Svanvik, Kwakwaka'wakw artist (X110601)

Komokwa • Chief of the Undersea World Mask by Donald Svanvik, Kwakwaka'wakw artist (X110601)

"Sun Transformation Mask" from "Listening To Our Ancestors - The Art of Native Life Along The North Pacific Coast" shown at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian 2006 in Washington, DC.

"Sun Transformation Mask" from "Listening To Our Ancestors - The Art of Native Life Along The North Pacific Coast" shown at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian 2006 in Washington, DC.

Speaker Mask  NWC, Canada  7 1/2 inches, red cedar, paint, straw  Beautifully carved and painted by First Nation artist Peter Wayne. It is  traveler size-- not full size or the very small companion size.   The speaker (Alkw) was a hereditary official who acted as spokesman for the chief on all public and ceremonial occasions. He had a badge of office,

Speaker Mask NWC, Canada 7 1/2 inches, red cedar, paint, straw Beautifully carved and painted by First Nation artist Peter Wayne. It is traveler size-- not full size or the very small companion size. The speaker (Alkw) was a hereditary official who acted as spokesman for the chief on all public and ceremonial occasions. He had a badge of office,

Tsimshian or Haida headdress or frontlet = Sothebys 20 May 2009 Lot 76  estimate of $60,000 to $90,000

Tsimshian or Haida headdress or frontlet = Sothebys 20 May 2009 Lot 76 estimate of $60,000 to $90,000

Face mask "gu",  Côte d'Ivoire, Guro   Read more: http://www.tribal-art-auktion.de/en/catalogue174/d50_201/#ixzz3APJX69vU

Face mask "gu", Côte d'Ivoire, Guro Read more: http://www.tribal-art-auktion.de/en/catalogue174/d50_201/#ixzz3APJX69vU

Can we take inspiration for the masks from the totem poles (and visa versa). See Totem Poles, Ketchikan

Ketchikan Alaska Photo Gallery

Can we take inspiration for the masks from the totem poles (and visa versa). See Totem Poles, Ketchikan