Bookmus Mask

Bookmus Mask

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By artist John Hayes from Opitsaht across the Tofino Inlet, the Bookmus represents the "seal hunter gone mad", and is made in a traditional Nuu-Cha-Nulth style out of red cedar and adorned with cedar bark, sea lion teeth and horsehair. There is a long tradtion of seal hunting in the area, and the Bookmus was here to remind hunters to maintain communication with each other, and to ensure they do not get seperated when out on the ocean. Mask measures 21.25" x 14.25" x 5.5".


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