This Kumugwe or Chief of the Undersea People Mask is carved in red cedar by Karver Everson from the K’ómoks and Kwaguł First Nation.
The Komokwa Symbol represents the “Wealthy One” and is the mythical King of the Supernatural Undersea World. He is also called the Copper Maker. The King or Guardian of the Sea is a very powerful and wealthy ruler who lives in a great House made of copper under the sea, filled with food and treasures. It is said that he is the master and protector of the seals and has live sea lions as house posts that guard the entrance.
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This mask has been painted in acrylic and adorned with copper and abalone. The mask is about 18.5 inches or 47 cm wide, 20 inches or 51 cm long, and 8 inches or 20.5 cm deep.