Gitxsan Owl Mask

Native American Art - Authentic hand carved yellow cedar, about 10" high, hand carved.

C$1,000.00 CAD
Availability: In stock (1)

Native artist's bio provided with purchase.

Gitxsan carving is an ancient art form.  Traditionally masks were danced in potlatch feasts and doctoring ceremonies.  They bridge the physical and spiritual realms, embodying ancestral spirits and supernatural beings.  Today Gitxsan artists carry their culture on by creating beautiful works of art.  Cultural revitalization is taking many forms. 


The Owl is a Gitxsan family crest.  Many button blankets have an owl design outlined by abalone or mother of pearl beads.  In Native culture the Owl is a highly spiritual being that crosses the boundary between this world and the spirit world.

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