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The domestic life of the Kwakwaka’wakw illustrates the importance of wood and bark in the everyday life of the Kwakwaka’wakw.
The masks of the Kwakwaka’wakw were owned by certain individuals who alone had the right to wear them.
The Kwakwaka’wakw staged a series of elaborate religious dramas during the winter.
The Winter Ritual of the Kwakwaka’wakw was enacted by members of a secret society.
Kwakwaka’wakw clothes were the cedarbark garments common all over the Northwest Coast: capes and hats for protection from rain, robes for cold weather, and women’s aprons.
Baskets were made of cedar withes or cedarbark and mats, of cedarbark.
These large dishes and ladles were used in feasts.
The knives were used for fine carving, an example of which is the beautifully decorated halibut club displayed here.