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Wooden wolf headdress, or mask, with narrow snout, open mouth with bared teeth and fangs, protruding rounded ears, fur across the top and back of th e head bordered by twisted cloth and cedar bark. The headdress is painted black with orange around the eyes, white ears with orange and red designs on the inside, red nostrils and lips, and white lines delineating the eyebrows, edges of the eye sockets, the top lip and the nostrils.

History Of Use

Used in 'WalasaXa dance; also called dLhugwala, receiving a treasure. "'WalasaXa'akw is more important than those without bark trim," (C. George, 1966).

Iconographic Meaning

Represents wolf: atlan.

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