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Elegant Caribou Skin Mask with Seal Eye Lashes

Dora Buchea

About The Elegant Caribou Skin Mask with Seal Eye Lashes

A different mask by Buchea is described as being highly symbolic in its interpretation, relating directly to the artist's children.  Designs on the mask's cheeks were supposed to represent spider webs.  

The beauty of his mask, its meticulous execution overshadows my need to know precisely its symbolic content.

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Gallery Price $450.00

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A different mask by Buchea is described as being highly symbolic in its interpretation, relating directly to the artist's children.  Designs on the mask's cheeks were supposed to represent spider webs.  

The beauty of his mask, its meticulous execution overshadows my need to know precisely its symbolic content.

About the Artist Dora Umara Buchea (Siberian Yupik Eskimo) hails from St. Lawrence Island. This Inupiaq artist is well known for her elegant masks utilizing caribou skin, human hair, ink, spotted seal eye lashes, calf skin eyebrows, glass trade beads, seal fur as well as fur from sea otters, polar bears and wolves.
Medium Caribou skin, human hair, ink, spotted seal eye lashes, calf skin eyebrows, glass trade beads and white fur
Size 13" height X 9" width
Signed "Umara Nupuwhotuk" and "Dora Mae Buchea" in black ink on mask's interior
Date of creation Circa 1990
Condition Perfect !
Provenance From the famed from the AP Fenderson collection APF