Pugwis with Kingfisher Mask

wood carving

Pugwis with Kingfisher Mask - wood carving by Troy Roberts
Man-of-the-Sea is an undersea spirit in human form. Pugwis is depicted with a fish-like face, round eyes in well-defined round sockets, gills, prominent, rounded contours on the face; and two large, beaver-like front teeth. Sometimes Kingfisher sits on top of his head.

The kingfisher is a straight-billed, colourful, crested shorebird. People admire the bird's fishing skills; it is patient, agile and quick. As a creature at home in various environments, the solitary and resourceful kingfisher is also useful as a spirit guide.

Carved from red cedar with acrylic paint and varathane - copper inlaid - abalone inlaid and dressing with natural and dyed cedar bark.

Pugwis with Kingfisher Mask
Height - 36 "
Width - 20 "
1453 Cliffe Crescent
V9W 7K6, Campbell Indian Reserve
Campbell River, B.C., Canada
Tel: 250-830-0145 (international: +1 250-830-0145)