This stunning Sculpture was hand-carved by Kwakwaka'wakw artist Junior Henderson of the Wei Wai Kum First Nation in Campbell River, BC. The headdress was hand-sewn by his mother, Lorrain Henderson.
This Sculpture features three unique elements. The stand is a semi-abstract bust hand-carved in red cedar with the bottom painted in black acrylic. On the head of the base rests a headdress, with rabbit fur and ermine pelts (traditionally used for this type of headdress) that have been hand-sewn by Junior's mother. On top of the headdress Junior added down feathers (to mimic Eagle feathers) and 8 peacock feathers. On the front of the headdress is a hand-carved and painted alder wood Star Frontlet adorned with 23 inlays of abalone.
This sculpture, including the stand, headdress, frontlet, and feathers, measures approximately 36 inches or 91 1/2 centimeters high, 10 inches or 25 1/2 centimeters wide, and 11 inches or 28 centimeters deep.
The price does not include shipping. Please contact us concerning the extra cost of packaging and shipping. Shipping might be restricted to some countries.
This piece is part of our exhibition “Looking After a Legacy: Through the Grains of Cedar” which opens on September 3rd 2022. While this artwork is available for purchase, we do ask to hold the piece at the gallery until October 3rd 2022 for the first month of the exhibition. We will then ship the piece to you or notify you that it is ready for pickup. If you have any questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org