Cedar Wood Contemporary Face Mask (SOLD)
Russel Tate ''Face'' Mask
NOS 1 of a kind, Beautiful, original and initialed 8 inches high by 6 inch wide and 5.5 inch deep with artists depiction of ''Face'' in Russel's contemporary style of the Nuu Chah Nulth nation .
This beautiful red cedar mask is adorned with cedar bark hair and raven feathers and is used for ceremonial purposes and is signed by artist Russel Tate.
Russell Tait was born in 1966 in Port Alberni, British Columbia and is from the Ditidaht First Nation on the southwest coast of a Vancouver Island. He stated carving in 2004, inspired by artists such as Art Thompson and the artists on the show, Ravens and Eagles. Mostly working on his own and learning the skills to be an artist in the medium of wood, specializing in masks and paddles. Now including small poles and miniatures or regalia. Some artists he has worked with include Ben David and Cecil Dawson.
Russel is very gifted and takes great care when he creates his masterful vibrant pieces with intricacy, balance and finish.
Russel is great artist and a true gentleman and scholar!
Today, the ha’houlthee of the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations stretches approximately 300 km of Vancouver Island’s Pacific Coast, from Brooks Peninsula in the north to Point-no-Point in the south, and includes inland regions. There are also currently 14 Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations divided into three regions: the Southern Region (Ditidaht, Huu-ay-aht, Hupacasath, Tse-shaht, Uchucklesaht); the Central Region (Ahousaht, Hesquiaht, Tla-o-qui-aht, Toquaht, Ucluelet); and the Northern Region (Ehattesaht, Kyuquot/Checleseht, Mowachat/Muchalaht and Nuchatlaht).