This beautiful miniature Kwaguʼł Moon Mask Pendant (Kwaguʼł Makwala) by Kwakwaka'wakw artist Kevin Daniel Cranmer is intricately carved from yellow cedar, and painted in red, blue, and black acrylic, with abalone on the eyes and inner rim. Tied in the back is a black rope.
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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This mask is just over 2 1/2 inches or 6 1/2 centimeters in diameter, and about 1 inch or 2 1/2 centimeters deep.