Ceremonial masks are an important aspect of the Pacific Northwest Coast Native culture. The masks depict animals, humans, forces of nature and mythical beings.
In the past, masks were commissioned by the Chief and danced by the carver, which would increase the value of the mask as well as the status of the carver. Today, most masks are carved strictly for decorative purposes, but there are still many which are made and danced for specific ceremonies. We provide both varieties.
Coastal Peoples offers masks representing the nations of the western coastline, from the Coast Salish and Nuu-Cha-Nulth in the south to the Tlingit in the north. The use of colour and form varies from nation to nation; revealing each distinctive culture.