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dec 15, 1850 - 164 Transformation mask

Description:

Late 19th century CE
Wood, paint and string
Kwakwaka’wakw, Northwest coast of Canada
Guarded crest symbols
Conveyed specific rights
Ranked (including who could wear the mask)
Passed between family members
Numayn - group of the same kind, share ancestors
Specific rights including fishing areas, names or dances
Dancers take on the spirit of the ancestor while performing
Formline style

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Date:

dec 15, 1850
Now
~ 167 years ago

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