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Mask - Bird Mask by Jerry Laktonen (Alutiiq) SOLD

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Price: $2,000.00
SOLD - Please call us for more information
Item Number: JLAKM01
Using red cedar, acrylic paint and feathers, Jerry Laktonen created his version of the "Bird" mask after studying the collection of masks from Kodiak gathered in the 1870s by Alphonse Pinart, now in St. Petersburg. The mask is also used as a logo of a Native corporation in Kodiak. Describing his process, Jerry says, "I start from worn, faded and bare shells in museums, that hint of what the masks looked like. From clues on the relics themselves, as well as sparse written clues from early seamen from many European countries, I try to recreate the life that these masks had."

Jerry Laktonen is an Alutiiq artist who is reviving historic styles of masks and paddles from his Alaskan Native heritage. 

Width of mask 33", Height 26"