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Object #25.0/233
Object nameHeaddress Frontlet
Culture of OriginKwakwaka'wakw
MaterialsWood, Paint, Green, Red, Black, Abalone
TechniquesCarved, Painted
DimensionsH: 7 in, W: 6.2 in, D: 4.3 in
Exhibit LabelThis frontlet is worn on the forehead of a dancer participating in the Tlasula. The back of the headdress is usually covered with a strip of swanskin. Around the upper rim is attached a row of sea lion whiskers. To the back of the crown is attached rows of ermine skins. The carving on this frontlet is apparently a family crest figure representing a hawk or thunderbird. (Holm, Crooked Beak of Heaven, 1972)
SourceMrs. Anne Gerber
CreditSidney Gerber Memorial Collection

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