About this object

Iconographic meaning

Represents the Wild Man of the Woods, Bak'was, or Bukwus. (J. Seaweed, 1966).

Physical description

Mask with recessed eye sockets, and hooked recurved nose. Crescent shape slits are carved on both sides of cheeks. Two ears protrude from top of head. Colours used are black, red, white and green.