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Wood, paint, metal nails, string, twine, glass
The dorsal and pectoral fins, jaw, and human face are hinged. The dorsal fin, which is operated via strings, can be lowered to reveal a loon. The whale's eyes are made of blue bottle bases that likely date to the middle of the 19th Century. The whale component has moveable dorsal and pectoral fins and tail. Whale masks are typically quite large and are usually worn over the dancer's back, freeing the dancer's hands to pull strings that would cause the fins and tail to move.