Sandy Johnson

Bumble Bee Mask

$1,600.00
  • Bumble Bee Mask

Sandy Johnson

Bumble Bee Mask

$1,600.00

This Bumblebee Mask is carved in red cedar and painted in acrylic by Sandy Johnson from the Kwakwaka´wakw Nation. The mask features copper eyes, bamboo stingers and acrylic paint. The mask is about 9 1/4 inches wide (23.5 cm), 10 1/4 inches high (26.5 cm) with stingers and 10 3/4 inches deep (27 cm) with stingers. 

The price includes shipping to the USA and Canada.

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.