Kwakwaka’wakw is a group of indigenous nations, roughly 20 tribes, that live

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Kwakwaka’wakw is a group of indigenous nations, roughly 20 tribes, that live

Kwakwaka’wakw is a group of indigenous nations, roughly 20 tribes, that live

Kwakwaka’wakw is a group of indigenous nations, roughly 20 tribes, that live in British Columbia on northern Vancouver Island and the main land. They are well known for their elaborate dance and songs which have influenced a beautiful tradition of mask making. Each carved and adorned mask, such as the bear mask pictured, represents one of the many characters in their mythology. …


#Docentdetail is a weekly collection highlight selected by me, Perla @perla_s! Don’t forget docent tours are always free with admission. #portlandartmuseum #nativeamericanart #bearmask ​[attributed to Charley George, Sr., Bear Mask, ca. 1920, red cedar, paint, and beaver fur (recent replacement), The Elizabeth Cole Butler Collection, 88.43.2]​

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