A Wide Moon mask depicting the four stages of the moon, as well as the ebb and flood tides. The moon serves as one of the Native American symbols in the First Nations Kwakwaka’wakw culture. This moon mask is carved from red cedar and has copper inlays.
Africa | Chikunza ~ Makishi ~ mask from the Chokwe people of Angola/Zambia | Paint, resin, fabric, wood and rope. | The makishis all represent ancestor spirits and are associated with human fertility, abundance of natural resources and prosperity. This mask performs at male initiation ceremonies on behalf of the initiates and the village that hosts the initiation.