Origin: Queen Charlotte Islands, B.C. Called a Portrait Mask, because it may represent a specific person. This mask has a combination of realistic and stylized features. The circular design around the mouth represents the sun. Most of the features are meant to be realistic. Original is at the Provincial Museum, Victoria, B.C. Size 11x18 on 8x8 Plexiglas stand. Black with various highlighted colors.
This is one of my favorite masks. I love creating this mask. Whenever I put the colors around the mouth I feel as though I'm putting the sun into the life of this mask. But it is no relation.