Red Cedar Ghost Mask by Gilbert Dawson, Kwakwaka'wakw
Hand carved in glorious red cedar wood and adorned with cedar bark this Ghost Mask by Kwakwaka'wakw artist Gilbert Dawson features colours reminiscent of west coast rain forests.
Gilbert Dawson holds Wolf, Sun, and Sisiutl as his family crests and has been carving since 1995. Gilbert has worked with acclaimed carvers Beau Dick, Bruce Alfred, Sam Shaughnessy, Don Svanvyc, Joe Pederson, and Joe Wilson. He has also immersed himself in the Kwak'wala language, and has learned more than 75 ceremonial songs. He is the nephew of jewellery carver John Lancaster. In July of 2001, he carved many masks for a potlatch hosted by James Speck.
Dimensions: 7" x 4 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Materials: Red Cedar Wood and Bark.
This mask comes with information on the design and a biography on the artist.
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