Wooden pattern sticks with which women decorated their faces for dances main content.

Wooden pattern sticks with which women decorated their faces for dances

Part of Northwest Coast Hall.

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Exhibition Text

The sticks were held against the face and color applied around the stick thereby outlining a design. The stick on the left is a crane; the center one, a ground shark; and the one on the right is the stock of a musket.

Collection Information

Catalog No: E/ 1449 BCD
Culture: TLINGIT, HOONAH KOW
Locale: AK, THLUHUGGU, HOONAH KOW
Region: NORTHWEST COAST
Country: USA
Material: WOOD
Dimensions: B) L:19.5 W:1.5 C) L:19.5 W:1 D) L:19 W:2 [in CM]
Subject: B REPRESENTS GROUND SHARK, C REPRESENTS 2 CORMORANTS, D REPRESENTS MUSKET STOCK
Acquisition Year: 1894 [EXPEDITION]
Donor: EMMONS, GEORGE T., LT.

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