Russell Tate

Pitch Woman Mask

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  • Pitch Woman Mask

Russell Tate

Pitch Woman Mask

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This Pitch Woman Mask is carved in red cedar by Russell Tate from the Ditidaht First Nation on the southwest coast of Vancouver Island. Russell remembers being told about Pitch Woman from his grandmother. She cautioned that children who walked off into the woods alone were at risk of being kidnapped by Pitch Woman, so named because she would put pitch in their eyes before carrying them home in her basket to eat.

The mask is painted in red, green and black acrylic and is accented with black wool. This mask is about 8 inches or 21 centimeters high, 6 1/2 inches or 16 centimeters wide and about 6 1/2 inches or 16 centimeters deep. 

The price includes shipping to the USA and Canada.