This impressive Eagle Headdress by Tom D. Hunt from the Kwakwaka´wakw Nation is hand-carved from red cedar, painted in acrylic, and finished with cedar bark.
The Eagle Symbol is known as “The master of skies” and is a symbol of great significance. He is believed to be the creature with the closest relationship with the creator. Soaring to great heights, he can travel between the physical and the spiritual world. He is said to be a messenger to the creator.
Find more information about and examples of The Eagle Northwest Coast First Nations symbol.
Tom D. Hunt, also called Watawidi, is the son of Hereditary Chief George Hunt and Mary Hunt. Tom began apprenticing in Kwakwaka'wakw art with his father at the age of 12 and later worked with his brother George Hunt Jr. When he was a little bit older, Tom spent time working with his late maternal grandfather, Sam Henderson, in Campbell River, and learned the traditional artistic style of the 'Nakwaxda'xw Nation (Blunden Harbour).
This mask including the hanging cedar bark is approximately 22 1/2 inches or 57 centimeters long, 32 inches or 81 centimeters high, and 11 inches or 28 centimeters in width. The headdress not including the cedar bark is 22 1/2 inches or 57 centimeters long, 13 inches or 33 centimeters high, and 11 inches or 28 centimeters wide.
The price does not include the price of the stand. Please contact the gallery if you would like to purchase the stand.
The price includes shipping to the USA and Canada.