Figure Item Number: Nb3.1306 from the MOA: University of British Columbia

Description

Carved wooden frog painted green and white with its closed mouth outlined in red, and black eyes. Feet attached separately and moveable. Small hollow on underside. At throat is also a carved hollow, covered with a painted yellow and green cloth. A flat strip of metal emerges from the cavity.

History Of Use

This Towkit frog was used in ceremonies as part of the female war spirit dancer's magical tricks and devices.

Iconographic Meaning

This Towkit frog is an example of the dloogwi, or supernatural treasures, consisting of small puppets or animal figures which had supernatural significance.

Cultural Context

ceremonial