Catalog Number : E17354
Accession Number : 4615
Material : Wood, paint
In Kwakiutl mythology, owls are associated with death, and it is believed that if an owl calls your name you will soon meet your demise.
Catalog Number : E17353
Accession Number : 4615
Material : Wood, paint, metal nails, string, cotton cloth, mirror
Mask's eyes are inlaid with mirrors, and its jaw is moveable.
Catalog Number : E17351
Accession Number : 4615
Material : Wood, paint, horse hair, metal nails
Supernatural creatures like Buk'wus could make surprise appearances at ceremonies, along with other otherworldly entities like Noohlmahl (Fool Dancers), Croked Beak of Heaven, and others. For more information on Buk'wus, see the section entitled "Kwakiutl Cosmology".
Catalog Number : E17348
Accession Number : 4615
Material : Wood, paint, string
Catalog Number : E17346
Accession Number : 4615
Material : Wood, metal, cord
Catalog Number : E17345
Accession Number : 4615
Material : Wood, paint, copper
Catalog Number : E17344
Accession Number : 4615
Material : Wood, paint, string
Mourning masks are worn at the beginning of the winter ceremonials, a time devoted to remembering through dance and song all those who have passed away during the previous year.
Catalog Number : E17343
Accession Number : 4615
Material : Wood, paint, string
Mourning masks are worn at the beginning of the winter ceremonials, a time devoted to remembering through dance and song all those who have passed away during the previous year.
Catalog Number : E17342
Accession Number : 4615
Material : Wood, string
Catalog Number : E17341
Accession Number : 4615
Material : Wood, string
This mask may represent a male Dzunukwa. The male version of Dzunukwa is generally thought to be more alert and ferocious than his female counterpart. For more information on Dzunukwa, see section entitled "Kwakiutl Cosmology".