12" by 11". Hand carved and painted.
Keith Nahanee (Kwetsimet) is a Squamish Nation artist/cultural worker living in North Vancouver who began creating art at the age of twenty. Inspired initially by the traditional knowledge and skills of elder family members, he has subsequently become a pioneer in reviving the function and sustaining the value of both spiritual and material culture within the context of contemporary First Nations culture. Nahanee is now widely recognized for his contribution of sacred masks and over a hundred ceremonial blankets. His work is permanently installed in the Great Hall of the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre in Whistler.