Ix̱t Kéetʼaach Saaní – Shaman Named Kéetʼaach

Alder, Abalone, Horse Hair, Acrylic Paint
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Abalone, Alder, Mask

“My first mask. Family lore reveals that our name, “Ketah”, comes from an individual named Kéetʼaach. It is believed that he was an important man, likely a Shaman. In my work, I feel the spirit of my ancestors in some way guiding me. I have often thought of Kéetʼaach, and wondered what he would think of my work. This has led to a personal mantra as I continue as a culture bearer, that is, “what kind of ancestor will you be?” 

-Dave Ketah