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Object #1-1459
Object nameFrontlet
Culture of OriginKwakwaka'wakw?
MaterialsWood, Paint, Red, Blue, Green, Black, Cloth, Pandanus
TechniquesCarved, Painted, Plaited
DimensionsH: 23.0 cm, W: 27.0 cm, D: 25.0 cm
Exhibit LabelThese carved frontlets were attached to regal headdresses and used in the Kwakwaka'wakw Tlasula. This beaver is identified by its two large front teeth and stick in its mouth. Its flat tail raised at the top has a human face at the base.
SourceMrs. Walter C. Waters
CreditPurchased from Mrs. Walter C. Waters

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