Mask

About this object

Narrative

According to Charlie George the mask was first worn in 1919, and last worn in 1920, by Charlie George Sr.

Iconographic meaning

Represents the Wild Man of the Woods, Bak'was, or Bukwus.

Physical description

Mask with a hooked nose, pronounced orange mouth and round eyes below an overhanging brow. Split-U details in large flaring ears. Black horse hair is attached to the head. Grey with black and white details, red nostrils and gold around the eyes, between the eyes and along the top of the ears. Unpainted on the top with several nails and attached cords.