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Flat, carved wooden stick decorated with seven bands painted in red ochre. Wooden object tapers to a point at both ends.

History Of Use

Collectors note states that this is a stick to hang up headdress A6886. It originated on the Koksilah reserve, where it was used by its owner in the warrior dance. The sharp end of the stick was stuck into the wall of the dance house and the human hair headdress was hung upon it. This was done just before he was ready to dance. The dancer does not handle the headdress, but a brother or close relative brings it to the dance house. When it is time for the dancer to sing his song, the brother takes it down and places it on the head of the dancer. When the song is done the brother places the headdress back on the stick, where it stayed until all of the dancing was finished.

Cultural Context

ceremonial; winter dances

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