Haida Spirit

About this object

Cultural context

contemporary art

Physical description

Humanoid face mask with long brown hair glued into twenty drilled holes in the upper rim. Split red u along with an ovoid and a diagonal form line design on the forehead. Pointed downturned eyelids. Hollow tapering semi-oval red eyes are surrounded by a green area above connecting across the bridge of the nose in between and over to the right side of the mask. Red ears. An eight red rounded point design surrounds the mouth and extends on to the cheek area and the nose. On the reverse, there are six holes on the upper rim, hair and glue in two holes. Small piece of wood glued between the mouth and the nose at the back. Two holes are drilled into each side of the mask at eye level while a length of string passes through the holes and is tied.