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Art Card - I-Hos Gallery Front

Artist: I-Hos Gallery

 

I-Hos Gallery's beautiful house front design incorporates a whale, "Queneesh" and the double headed sea serpent "I-Hos". These creatures represent important crests of the K'omoks people. Standing inside of the enterance pole is a sxwayxwey (kway kway) dancer. The dancer wears a mask with protruding eyes and tongue. The dancer carries a scallop shell rattle and wears a tunic of swan feathers. This prestigious dance was a privilege of high-ranking K'omoks families. This exceptional artwork was designed exclusively for the gallery by Calvin Hunt in 1995 and was carved with the assistance of his nephew Mervyn Child and cousin Geary Cranmer.

Measurements: 7" x 5 1/2"



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