Down from the Shimmering Sky: Masks of the Northwest Coast helps the reader understand the roles masks play in the lives of the Native peoples of the Northwest Coast. Masks representing supernatural creatures (animals and birds) as well as human face masks representing ancestral people are presented in text and with black and white and color photographs. Newer carvers continue to carry on the tradition of making masks based on past traditions as well as the current times.
Douglas & McIntrye, 1998
Paperback, 192 pages