This Thunderbird and Eagle Moon Mask features the Thunderbird on the right side of the rim, as well as a carved Eagle Head on the left side of the rim. The Moon Mask is carved in red cedar and pine by artist Patrick Amos from the Nuu-chah-nulth Nation. The mask features cedar bark, 6 polished abalone onlays on the eyes of the Eagle and acrylic paint.
The Thunderbird Symbol represents power, protection, and strength. He is often seen as the most powerful of all spirits and can also transform into human form by opening his head up like a mask and taking his feathers off as if they were a mere blanket. Under his wings are lightning snakes, which he can use as a tool or weapon.
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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 is over 16 1/2 inches or over 42 centimeters in diameter including the cedar bark and over 2 inches or 5 centimeters deep.