This grinning Bakwus or Wild Man of the Woods Mask is by Kwakwaka'wakw artist Raymond Shaw. The mask is hand-carved in red cedar and painted in red, green, black, and white acrylic. The mask has been finished with black horsehair.
The Bukwus or Wild Man of the Woods is an eerie supernatural creature from the Kwakwaka’wakw Nation. This figure can be found lurking at the edge of a stream or in the shadows of the forest, always in search of souls that he can steal for himself.
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Overall the mask is about 17 inches or 43 cm long without the horsehair, or about 27 inches or 68 cm with the horsehair. The mask is about 11 inches or 28 centimeters wide, and about 10 1/2 inches or 26 centimeters deep.
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