[Kwakiutl Headhunter] [Kominaka Dancer]; Edward S. Curtis (American, 1868 - 1952); 1910 - 1914; Gelatin silver print; 20.2 x 15.2 cm (8 x 6 in.); 84.XM.638.52; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California

[Kwakiutl Headhunter] [Kominaka Dancer]; Edward S. Curtis (American, 1868 - 1952); 1910 - 1914; Gelatin silver print; 20.2 x 15.2 cm (8 x 6 in.); 84.XM.638.52; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California

Nuu-chah-nulth basket about 2-inches wide. The Nuu-chah-nulth and other Pacific Northwest cultures are famous for their potlatch ceremonies, in which the host honours guests with generous gifts. The term 'potlatch' is ultimately a word of Nuu-chah-nulth origin. The purpose of the potlatch is manifold: redistribution of wealth, maintenance conference and recognition of social status, cementing alliances, the celebration and solemnization of marriage, and commemoration of important events.

Nuu-chah-nulth basket about 2-inches wide. The Nuu-chah-nulth and other Pacific Northwest cultures are famous for their potlatch ceremonies, in which the host honours guests with generous gifts. The term 'potlatch' is ultimately a word of Nuu-chah-nulth origin. The purpose of the potlatch is manifold: redistribution of wealth, maintenance conference and recognition of social status, cementing alliances, the celebration and solemnization of marriage, and commemoration of important events.

Men at work at the Cardiff Institute, making huge baskets, unique in size and construction, for loading oil cake in South Africa, 1938

Men at work at the Cardiff Institute, making huge baskets, unique in size and construction, for loading oil cake in South Africa, 1938

Cowan's Auctions: The Midwest's Most Trusted Auction House / Antiques / Fine Art / Art Appraisals

Cowan's Auctions: The Midwest's Most Trusted Auction House / Antiques / Fine Art / Art Appraisals

unknown Haida artist (Haida), Raven Hat with Hat Ornament, ca. 1900, wood, spruce root, and paint Portland Art Museum

unknown Haida artist (Haida), Raven Hat with Hat Ornament, ca. 1900, wood, spruce root, and paint Portland Art Museum

☆ Native Kwakiutl Moon Mask: The Moon controls the tides and is a important protector and guardian spirit. This piece has been carved from Red Cedar :+: By Aubrey Johnson ☆

☆ Native Kwakiutl Moon Mask: The Moon controls the tides and is a important protector and guardian spirit. This piece has been carved from Red Cedar :+: By Aubrey Johnson ☆

Sealaska Heritage Foundation has many language resources including a new Dictionary of Tlingit.

Sealaska Heritage Foundation has many language resources including a new Dictionary of Tlingit.

ALASKA/INUIT - 20° EEUW zeldzaam sjamanenmasker in walvissenbeen met een gestileerd menselijk gelaat met open ogen en mond - 15 x 9 2 cm - gemonteerd uit een Engelse collectie ref : 'Arctic Art'

ALASKA/INUIT - 20° EEUW zeldzaam sjamanenmasker in walvissenbeen met een gestileerd menselijk gelaat met open ogen en mond - 15 x 9 2 cm - gemonteerd uit een Engelse collectie ref : 'Arctic Art'

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