This vibrant Komokwa or Chief of the Undersea World Mask is by Eugene Isaac from the Kwakwaka’wakw Nation. It is carved from red cedar and painted in light green, red, yellow, turquoise, black, white and copper acrylic and is finished with cedar bark twine and bark bundles. The mask has rounded eyes, aquatic features, a painted copper shaped frontlet as well as two painted copper ‘ears’ to either side of the mask. In Kwakwaka’wakw culture, Komokwa is the ‘Wealth Giver’ or ‘Copper Maker’ and is the powerful chief of the Supernatural Undersea People.
The mask is about 13.5 inches or 34 centimeters wide, 20 inches or 51 centimeters long and about 7 inches or 18 centimeters deep. The price includes shipping to the USA and Canada.