This Thunderbird and Grey Whales Moon Mask features two Grey Whales on the right and left side of the rim, as well as a split Thunderbird Design on the top of the rim as well as on the forehead of the Moon. It is carved in red cedar and pine by Patrick Amos, Native Artist from the Nuu-chah-nulth Nation. The mask features cedar bark, 6 polished abalone onlays 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 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 up to 16 inches or close to 41 centimeters in diameter including the cedar bark and up to 2 inches or 5 centimeters deep.