This is a Raven Moon Mask carved in red cedar and pine by Patrick Amos, a Native Artist from the Nuu-chah-nulth Nation. The mask is called "Raven Family" and features 4 polished abalone onlays, cedar bark and acrylic paint.
Mischievous and curious, the Raven plays many important roles in Pacific Northwest Coast Culture. For some, he symbolizes creation, transformation, knowledge, prestige as well as the complexity of nature and the subtlety of truth. He also symbolizes the unknown and shows that every person sees the world in a different way.
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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 is 16 1/2 inches or 42 centimeters long and wide including the cedar bark and close to 2 inches or 5 centimeters deep. Without the cedar bark, the mask is 15 inches or 38 centimeters wide and high.