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.
"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,