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Headdress depicting Wolf with Human by Ivan Otterlifter (1936-1999)

Headdress depicting Wolf with Human by Ivan Otterlifter (1936-1999)

Regular price $2,400.00 Sale

Headdress depicting Wolf with Human, c. 1980
by Ivan Otterlifter (1936-1999), adopted Tlingit
red cedar, human hair, abalone inlay, pigment
8 1/2” tall x 13 1/4” long x 7 1/4” wide

Ivan Otterlifter (1936-1999) was born in the Pacific Northwest, and lived and worked in British Columbia. He began his full time art career in 1964, and continued until his death in 1999. He worked in wood carving, and as a silversmith. Though he carved works for sale, he carved work by commission for individual tribal members, and was eventually adopted by Tlingit tribe in the 1970's.