This Nootka (Nuu-Chah-nulth) wooden mask representing a wolf, used im the Wolf Dance, dates to the first half of the 20th century in the tradition of the'plank masks', has also been named "the lighting serpent". Worn as a headdress, the mask fits atop of the head during ceremonial dances it is intricately carved in relief, with black, white, light brown graphite silver and red pigments, and has attached along the back of the mask, rows of hide pendants, each strung with seashells as is the customary on Westcoast ceremonial wolf'plank' masks. A rare mask that was probably danced in the early-to-mid-20th Century.
Acquired from Anthropos, Ronald D. The item "A Fine NW Coast Wood Nootka Wolf Dance Mask 1st half 20th Ct" is in sale since Wednesday, December 21, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Native American". The seller is "tribalartgalerie" and is located in Ventura, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.