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Northwest Coast Indian Masks - A World of Faces: Masks of the Northwest Coast Indians
A World of Faces: Masks of the Northwest Coast

Northwest Coast Indian Masks

An exploration of the meaning behind the treasured masks created by artisans for ritual purposes, or simply for enjoyment. The author presents a photo gallery of outstanding examples.

  • Brand: Brand: Timber Press
  • ASIN: 0917304055
Northwest Coast Indian Masks - Spirit Faces: Contemporary Masks of the Northwest Coast
Spirit Faces: Contemporary Masks of the Northwest

Northwest Coast Indian Masks

These breathtakingly beautiful and powerful masks depict creatures (such as Eagle or Killer Whale), natural elements and forces (such as Moon or Weather), humans, and supernatural beings (such as Thunderbird or the Chief of the Undersea). Masks are an important part of ceremonlal life on the Northwest Coast; they make the supernatural world visible and bring it to life in dance dramas performed at feasts and potlatches, or at winter ceremonies held by secret societies. Some masks embody mythology or history. Others depict shamanic experiences, or are portrait masks that represent personal experience. The most elaborate are transformation masks, which are used to display the transition from one form to another, such as Wolf to Human. At the high point of the dance, the dancer will open the outer mask to reveal another one inside. The introduction by Gary Wyatt outlines the place of art inside Northwest Coast societies and the place of Northwest Coast art in the outside art world. He also explains the importance, meaning and ceremonial use of masks. Each mask is accompanied by the artist's own words describing its creation and meaning.

  • ASIN: 1550541455
Northwest Coast Indian Masks - Northwest Coast Indian Punch-Out Masks
Northwest Coast Indian Punch-Out

Northwest Coast Indian Masks

Six authentic full-color masks include a Haida wooden dance mask, a Kwakiutl family crest mask, a Tlingit groundhog mask, a Kwakiutl hawk mask with loons, and 2 more. Ideal for social studies projects, Halloween, costume parties, more. Easily assembled — no cutting required. Introduction and Instructions.

  • Brand: Dover Publications
  • ASIN: 0486290557
  • UPC: 800759290550
Northwest Coast Indian Masks - The Cedar Plank Mask: An Activity Book Ages 9-12 (Northwest Coast Indian Discovery Kits)
The Cedar Plank Mask: An Activity Book Ages 9-12 (Northwest Coast Indian Discovery

Northwest Coast Indian Masks

Teaches about Indian masks through stories and activities

  • Brand: Brand: Sasquatch Books
  • ASIN: 1570611173
Northwest Coast Indian Masks - Spirit Faces: Contemporary Native American Masks from the Northwest
Spirit Faces: Contemporary Native American Masks from the

Northwest Coast Indian Masks

Spirit Faces collects 75 masks by 23 of the best living Native American artists in the Northwest. These beautiful and powerful masks draw on the natural and supernatural worlds to depict such archetypal characters as Eagle, Moon, and Thunderbird.The mask is an important part of ceremonial life on the Northwest Coast. It makes the supernatural world visible in dance dramas performed at feasts and in winter ceremonies held by secret societies. Some masks embody mythology or history, others depict shamanic or human experiences. Each mask pictured here is accompanied by the artist's own words describing its creation and meaning.With an introduction by Gary Wyatt - a leading authority on Native American art of the Northwest - explaining the importance, meaning, and ceremonial use of these masks, and the role of art in First Nations' culture, Spirit Faces is a spectacular look at a vibrant and venerable tradition.

  • Brand: Brand: Chronicle Books
  • ASIN: 0811808254
Northwest Coast Indian Masks - Paper Animal Masks from Northwest Tribal Tales
Paper Animal Masks from Northwest Tribal

Northwest Coast Indian Masks

Provides patterns for making paper masks based on Native American animal legends from the Pacific Northwest.

  • Brand: Brand: Sterling Pub Co Inc
  • ASIN: 0806943831
Northwest Coast Indian Masks - North American Indian art: masks, amulets, wood carvings and ceremonial dress from the North-West coast;
North American Indian art: masks, amulets, wood carvings and ceremonial dress from the North-West

Northwest Coast Indian Masks

  • ASIN: B0006BSS1G
Northwest Coast Indian Masks - Down from the Shimmering Sky: Masks of the Northwest Coast
Down from the Shimmering Sky: Masks of the Northwest

Northwest Coast Indian Masks

Presents two centuries of powerful, striking masks made by First Nations artists on the Pacific Northwest Coast. Some depict animals and supernatural creatures while others are human face masks representing ancestral spirits which descend from the heavens. The opening essay provides a look into the meaning and potency of masks from the viewpoint of a Native person, and the text surveys the four dimensions of the cosmos as perceived by the Native peoples of the Northwest Coast as well as underlying issues of aesthetics, art produced for sale, continuity and change, and the relations of artists to the market. Beautifully illustrated with 61 color and about 100 b&w photographs. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

  • ASIN: 0295977094
Northwest Coast Indian Masks - Masks and Totems: A Northwest Coast Odyssey
Masks and Totems: A Northwest Coast

Northwest Coast Indian Masks

Cultural Anthropologist Edward Malin has devoted his life to the study and collection of the stunning art of the Northwest Coast Indians. This is the author's fourth book. It focuses on the ceremonial art and underlying cultural traditions of the Kwakiutl, Haida, and Tlingit tribes he visited in remote coastal villages of BC and Alaska beginning in the late 1940s. During this period, traditional native arts were losing their value--both internally and externally. The book chronicles Malin's early collecting expeditions for the Denver Art Museum (1946-1949) and his ethnographic work as a young graduate student working with Frederica de Laguna. The last chapter includes a detailed and illustrated account of the unfolding of a 1967 "redeeming potlatch," Gwa lem. Malin has a real passion for this native art, both its beauty as an art form and its deeper social, spiritual and cultural meanings. Because of his genuine interest in preserving and understanding their art, Malin was given extraordinary and rare access to places, people, and the spiritual activities of native peoples. This personal account is both historically significant and an essential resource for scholars of native art. Each chapter is illustrated with never before published photographs and the artist's personal drawin...

  • ASIN: 0615616054

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