Haida Mask

The Haida West Coast Nation from Haida Gwaii carved masks from cedar or alder wood and wore them at secret society ceremonies and potlach dances. A mask could represent spirits of the woods or tell a story. Perhaps a blue-green grimacing face is someone who just escaped drowning.

Follow the links below for more information:

historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions

spiritsofthewestcoast.com/collections/native-american-masks

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