This Eagle Moon Mask is hand-carved by Nuu-chah-nulth artist Patrick Amos. It had been carved from red cedar, and painted in blue, teal, red, and black acrylic, with an additive that makes the paint sparkle. It is adorned with 3 inlays of abalone and trimmed 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.
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The Moon Symbol is the protector and guardian of the earth. Its spirit watches over us and can change our moods.
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The mask, not including the hanging cedar bark, measures approximately 15 inches or 38 1/4 centimeters in diameter and 2 inches or 5 centimeters deep. In total, the mask measures about 20 inches or 51 centimeters high, 15 inches or 38 1/4 centimeters wide, and 2 inches or 5 centimeters deep.