Edward Curtis photograph of Kwakwaka 'wakw Nation dancer representing Paqusilahl (man-of-the-ground embodiment), wearing a mask and shirt covered with hemlock boughs, representing Paqus, a wild man of the woods.
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Navajo Ceremonial Costume You are looking at an educational picture of Nayenezgani. It was taken in 1904 by Edward S. The picture presents an Indian, facing front, wearing dark mask, fur ruff, paint on torso.
Date Created/Published: November Summary: Ceremonial mask worn by a dancer portraying the hunter in Bella Bella mythology who killed the giant man-eating octopus. The dance was performed during Tluwulahu, a four day ceremony prior to the Winter Dance.