This Pugwis or Merman Mask is hand-carved by Kwakwaka'wakw artist Jason Hunt. This mask has been carved in red cedar, painted in green, red, yellow, grey and black acrylic, and features cedar bark for the hair. The mask was purchased from a collector.
The Pugwis, or Merman, is an undersea spirit in human form with a fish-like face, gills, round eyes, and two large beaver-like teeth.
The mask measures approximately 13 inches or 33 centimeters high, 6 inches or 15 centimeters deep, 10 inches or 25 1/2 centimeters wide excluding the cedar bark, and 14 inches or 35 1/2 centimeters wide including the cedar bark.
The price includes shipping to the USA and Canada