This story mask is made of recycled glass and is a replica of one carved by west coast artist Mark Garfield. The masks tell the traditional Pacific Northwest legend of Bak’was, the wild man of the woods. . Bak’Was lives in the country of Ghosts and is the Chief of woodsman and the keeper of drowned souls. It is unusual to see Bak’Was but be careful if you do for he will entice you into his ghost world by offering food. Generally, Bak’Was is shy and afraid of humans.
Approximate size 14.5 x 11 x 6 cm. Has wire on the back for hanging.
Made in Canada.
Mark Garfield was born and raised on the West Coast of British Columbia. He developed an interest in carving at an early age copying totem poles and masks that inspired him throughout his youth. Mark’s work reflects a contemporary approach to traditional northwest coast art influences which have shaped his carving style. His work is held in private and corporate collections around the world.