All ages gather together and share the experience of watching their stories retold. Winter ceremonies might include the bird/creature masks in Hamatsa dance such as the Raven and Crooked-Beak. These masks feature hinged mandibles. Kwakiutl potlatch ceremonies can only be held with a tremendous amount of help and cooperation from the entire village. Guests might number in the hundreds and ceremonies can last from 24 hours to well over a week. The brown borders are representative of the sides of the classic bentwood box. The lid is embellished with discs of mother-of-pearl.
24.75″ x 16 “
image size: 24.75″ x 16 “