The Moon is one of my favourite masks to carve. Beyond the central moon face is the rim, which opens up to endless potential for two-dimensional design. There are many historical variations to this mask, including its use as a clan crest mask.
The story of the Moon that is most often told in ceremonies is the one about the Half Moon and the Full Moon arguing in a competitive sort of way to determine who should be out overseeing the ceremony in progress. They are a form of fool mask and mimic each other’s actions and words.
—from Spirit Faces: Contemporary Masks of the Northwest Coast, page 88.
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