Crooked Beak Mask
Artist: Ross Henderson
Crooked beak is one of four bird masks used in one of the dances of the Hamat'sa. The four birds are cannibal birds; they guard the four corners of the world and are servants of the cannibal of the north end of the world, Baxwbakwalanuksiwe.
This mask is hand carved, made of red cedar, acrylic paint, and cedar bark. The dimensions of the mask are 19" x 6" x 18". The total height with the base is 20".