This Bee Mask by Kwakwaka'wakw artist Wayne Alfred is hand-carved in red cedar and is signed by the artist. Wayne Alfred is from the 'Namgis Band in Alert Bay. This mask is painted in red, yellow, green, white, and black acrylic and also features cedar bark and red, black, and white fabric.
In Northwest Coast Cultures, Bee Masks are often intended to be amusing during dances. Dancers with a bee mask dance around and touch other dancers and people with their sharp stingers. Individuals stung by bees during dances are often compensated for the stings, by receiving special small gifts given during the potlatch.
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