Haida Portrait Mask British Colombia - Canada
This Haida mask does not hide the traces of wear nor the wormholes which have marked it.
Sold with the stand.
The height, including the stand is of 45 cm.
Wooden mask from the Haida, the Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada. This mask is of a woman. The drawings on the sides have different expressions, indicating that these represent different spirits.
Among the Haida, masks were mainly worn by members of secret societies. For the dances of these societies, masks served to represent the wild spirits of the forest, named Gagiid by the Haida.
These masks were worn in potlatch shows, to represent the spiritual beings (geni loci) encountered by their ancestors. These traditions still currently remain alive.
- Etnische groep / cultuur
- Regio / land
- Brits Colombia Canada
- 2e helft 20e eeuw
- Verkocht met standaard
- 29×23×14 cm