Posted 8 months ago
Subject: 'Authentic' Northwest Coast dance masks
Artist: Robert (Bruce) Jackson
Tribal Affiliation: Gitxsan
Authentic Northwest Coast dance masks carved in the 1980's by Gitxsan artist Robert (Bruce) Jackson. The first mask, titled "the Prince of Frogs" appeared on page 40 of the Gary Wyatt book "Spirit Faces". All are now part of my personal collection.
There are a number of tribes in the Pacific Northwest that continue to create remarkable art for both ceremony as well as commercial sale outside of the origin community. The primary cultural groups are A) North: Haida, Tlingit, Tsimshian, Nuxalk; B) South: Coast Salish; C) Westcoast: Nuu-chah-nulth, Kwak'wakw'wakw; These Living Traditions deserve appreciation, reverence, protection, and support.