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dec 23, 1876 - Transformation Mask

Description:

Late 19th century CE
Wood, paint and string
Kwakwaka’wakw, Northwest coast of Canada
Manifests transformation:
Usually animal changing into mythical creature or animal changing into another animal
Used in ceremonies
Animated by pulling strings
Inside reveals face of an ancestor
Worn during Potlatch
Helped portray family’s genealogy by displaying family crests
formline style

Added to timeline:

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Date:

dec 23, 1876
Now
~ 142 years ago

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