***Note: All masks print, cut, & sewn in Canada on demand. Expect your order to take 4 - 6 weeks for delivery***
Washable face mask made for long-term use and dozens of washes. My artist information and COVID safety tips are printed inside. Wash and lay flat to dry before use.
A mask alone, however well built, is not enough to protect you and your loved ones from COVID-19. Wash your hands often. Keep your distance. Stay home as much as you can. Thank you for supporting local products and the art of Shar Wilson, Gitxsan Artist, Victoria BC.
- Removable nose wire included
- Pre-shrunk and face-fitting
- Available in 5 sizes:
- X-Small = children ages 3-6
- Small = children ages 7 - 12
- Medium - average woman/teenager
- Large - average man
- X-Large - larger faces with generous head sizes
- Double layer of heat-treated highly stretch poly interlock (100% polyester).
- MADE IN CANADA!! :)
- Featuring Authentic, Indigenous art by Shar Wilson, Gitxsan Artist
- 5 great designs to inspire
The Killerwhale tribe can be found in the Gitxsan (though called Fireweed Clan), Nisga'a, Tsimshian, and Tlingit to name a few. The Killerwhale is a very important crest and mythic being to each group and is referenced in our stories and art. The Killerwhale is recognized as clan ancestors and reincarnated chiefs. They are associated with strength, dignity, prosperity, and longevity.
Some believe that Killerwhales inhabit ancient villages deep in the ocean and shed their black and white skins and live as humans there. In some cultures, when a chief dies, Killerwhales will come close to shore to carry the chief's spirit.
Like the wolf, the Killerwhale are familial and are always seen in pods. The Killerwhale is also known as Protector of the Sea and Sea Wolf. This is why I have a 'watcher' in my killerwhales' dorsal fin and a wolf within its' body.
I love the Killerwhale and love the environment in which it lives. My ancestral name, which was carried by my grandmother and many grandmothers before, is Wihl Buun. It translates to the 'splash made by the whale's tail as it hits the surface of the ocean'. Love and Light.