Northwest Coast First Nations Native Indian Art Kwakwaka'wakw Raven Mask Carving For Sale
MASK BY ALFRED ROBERTSON 13AR12
Length:12 Inches, Height: 3 Inches, Width: 3 Inches
handmade piece, by Alfred Robertson, is carved from traditional red cedar.
The mask is masterfully carved; displaying clean cuts, deep carving and
fantastic detail. Unlike many Northwest Coast artists, Alfred chooses
to fully carve the lines of his pieces (as opposed to simple painting
the detail), making his work highly collectable. The mask includes a display
stand and the dimensions listed above are for the mask only. The piece
has been signed Alfred Robertson and I will provide a copy of his biography
to the winning buyer. Shipping: Canada: $18.00 USD, United States $22.00
USD, International $65.00 USD (Shipping prices will be adjusted downward
upon completion of the sale).
Raven is a dynamic character
and a prominent figure within the accounts of the aboriginal people
of the Northwest Coast although his prominence does diminish from north
to south. Despite the differing roles this creature plays within First
Nation worldviews; Raven is admired universally for his intelligence,
inquisitiveness and creativity and as a result appears more often within
the works of indigenous artists than any other character of their oral
In the northern regions of the coast, Raven is a trickster, transformer,
teacher, and chief spirit. He is a notorious schemer, cunning to a fault,
impulsive and without remorse. Within Coast Salish oral traditions,
Raven is considered to be a mischievous character; however, he is not
a prestigious transformer.
Raven is identifiable by a thick beak that tapers slightly and ends
in a blunt tip. Raven is occasionally, but not often, depicted with
very small ears and wings typically folded tight against his body.
Birth Date: August 17, 1950
Birthplace: Kingcome Inlet, B.C., Canada
Alfred Robertson was born August 17th, 1950 in Kingcome Inlet, British
Columbia, located off the southern coast. This area is representative
of the Kwagiulth Nation. Alfred was taught to carve by his father, William
Robertson, and has carved with his brother, Sampson Robertson, from whom
he learned this technique. He has been carving Northwest Coast artwork
for sixteen years.
Alfred carves in yellow and red cedar wood. Presently, he resides in Nanaimo
and carves on a full-time basis. In his spare time, Alfred teaches basic
carving skills to elementary school children. Alfred is one of many Northwest
Coast Native artists who is preserving the carving traditions of his people
Treasures: Native Art Gallery
Please contact me for additional payment options. Buyers within British
Columbia pay 12% GST/PST, Canadian buyers outside of BC pay local tax
All items are fully guaranteed for quality. Refund of sale amount (buyer
must contact me within 5 days of receiving the item) if not satisfied.
I ship all items (Canada and the United States) with Canada Post Expedited
Parcel, which provides a tracking number. I will ship multiple purchases
together to save the purchaser shipping charges. For additional shipping
options, please contact me. Insurance charges are included in the price
of shipping. Freight charges will be adjusted (downward only) according
to the buyers proximity to British Columbia.
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Northwest Coast First Nations Native Indian Art Kwakwaka'wakw Raven Mask Carving: $195