13
/
en
AIzaSyCYaC8UkdPkQKLFUmpasLV5eC3M802CrcA
118239
9761
2

jun 20, 1880 - Transformation Mask

Description:

wood (red cedar), paint, string
North west coast of Canada, Kwakwaka'wakw
goes from animal to mythical being/ancestor, or from 1 animal to another
Durnig special ceremonies a string would be pulled at the back of the head to make the transformation
Potlatch= a ceremony where the host displayed his status in part by giving gifts to those in attendance. the potlatch ceremony was deemed immoral by missionaries b/c they believed they prevented the native people from becoming civilized
animals= tricksters
only could be worn by people of high status, conveyed a special position and portrayed a family's genealogy by displaying family crest symbols
Formline Style

Added to timeline:

6 months ago
0
0
259
APAH timeline

Date:

jun 20, 1880
Now
~ 138 years ago

Images:

FeedbackAboutTermsPrivacy