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may 4, 1900 - Transformation mask

Description:

Wood, paint and string
Kwakwaka’wakw, Northwest coast of Canada
Usually animal changing into mythical creature or animal changing into another animal. It's used in ceremonies. It's animated by pulling strings
Inside reveals face of an ancestor. Only worn by those with certain social status. Helped portray family’s genealogy by displaying family crests.

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Date:

may 4, 1900
Now
~ 118 years ago

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