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Chris Lines

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A skeletal, long-haired wild man of Kwakiutl legend. Bukwus is sometimes mistakenly identified with the Salishan Sasquatch, but the two creatures are extremely different-- Bukwus is actually a ghost associated with drowning victims (sometimes known as the "King of Ghosts" or "Man of the Sea"), who tries to tempt humans into eating ghost food and therefore becoming bukwus themselves.

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Location Canada
Region Northwest Coast
Artist Chris Lines
NWC Nation Kwakwaka’wakw
Date Created 2019
Dimensions 16"X60"
Materials & Edition Red cedar surfboard panel, acrylic paint, resin and shell

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