Thunderbird mask carved from red cedar with cedar bark and acrylic paint. 10 1/2 high by 24 wide by 8 1/2″ deep. The thunderbird is a supernatural being that can transform. There are four in nuu-chah-nulth. The thunderbird is large enough to pick up a whale. Thunderbird which is often placed at the top of poles because it is a powerful bird from the spirit world. There are many stories of the thunderbird and how it helped to keep balance with resources on the west coast.
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