( SOLD ) Pook-oobs Whale Hunter Spirit mask ( Recreation of this mask upon request )
Russel Tate 'Pook-oobs'' Whale Hunter Spirit Carved Mask
NOS Beautiful, original and signed 10 inches long by 8 inch wide by 7 inch deep ''Pook-oobs'' red cedar wood mask carving with Russel's depiction in the style of the Ditidah,t, Nuu Chah Nulth nation ..
Wild Man of the Sea, is a spirit transformed from a whale hunter lost at sea. Pookmis masks are painted white to evoke the effects of drowning, the lips are pursed to indicate Pookmis’s distinctive cry, and the hair is often tied in a whale hunter’s topknot. Pookmis is the complement of Bukwas, the Wild Man of the Woods.
This beautiful carving is signed by Russel Tate
This mask looks stunning in a darker room with a small direct light shining on it!