Canadian Native Indian Art - Kulus Headdress

Troy featured here wearing Kulus Headdress

Front view

Back view

Artist: Troy Roberts
Tribal affiliation: Kwakiutl

The Kulus is Troy's Family Crest. 

The Kulus is a supernatural bird who has the ability to transform into a man - the Kulus lives high in the sky.  Some characteristics of the Kulus are his thick supernatural feathers and his great strength.

Headdresses - have a range of functions (sacred, shamanic, practical, ornamental, protective.  They may also indicate status and feature crests to display clan associations.

Carved from red cedar with acrylic paint and varathane - all Canadian products -

 

Measurements of finished piece not including stand
Height - 10" " I Width - 14" "