Elegant Caribou Skin Mask with Seal Eye Lashes

Dora Buchea

Elegant Caribou Skin Mask with Seal Eye Lashes, Masks by Dora   Buchea
  • Dora Umara Buchea
Marked Down $325.00
Gallery Price $450.00
Title
Elegant Caribou Skin Mask with Seal Eye Lashes
Artist
Dora Buchea
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
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.

About Dora Buchea
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.
Cultures

American Indian, Women Artists

Medium

Masks

Subject

Keywords

Dora Mae Buchea, Dora Umara Buchea