Carpenter Mask

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Red Cedar wood, Cedar bark, Acrylic paint

12 x 9 x 9″ (mask only)

32 x 10 x 10″ (including bark)

This mask was inspired by the Nuxalk creation story of the Four Carpenters. According to one version of this oral tradition, Alhkw’ntam, the most powerful spirit in the Sky World, created four brothers who are known as the Masmasalaniixw; the Four Carpenters or the Supernatural Carpenters. The brothers helped Alhkw’ntam shape the world at the beginning of time. They were responsible for carving the first humans and shaping the land as well as the flora and fauna.


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