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Men in ceremonial regalia. Two men (left, third from left) wear a mask. Masset, 1881.
Photo by Edward Dossetter; courtesy of the Royal BC Museum, BC Archives, B-03590.
Basket (c.1983) by Canadian Haida basketmaker Robert Davidson & artist April Churchill. Plant fiber, pigment, 8.75 x 10.5 in. via the Met, NYC
20th century Haida (First Nations) Copper shield at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto - Found via OMG that Artifact!
This mask represents the angalkut (shaman) and has a hole in the mask's surface representing the passages (or ice holes) though which the animals move in their journey toward the hunter.
Haida Shaman Mask ~. The Northwest Coastal People - Religion / Ceremonies / Art / Clothing
Haida totem pole by fboudville, via Flickr
Killer Whale, from the Haida Native Americans. The Haida are an indigenous people of British Columbia, Canada and British North America, formerly the Russian Territories.
Dlisula ("Sun") mask. for the Dlu'wul'aXa (Tla'sula) ceremonial. Kwakwaka'wakw First Nation, prior to 1900.
Haida portrait mask, British Columbia, NWC, Canada
eskimo medicine man exorcising evil spirits from a sick boy
Richard Hook - The Birth Of Sin, The Sky Deity.