About this object

History of use

Belongs to Tlha'sa.


Made for Ed Walkus.

Physical description

Mask (a) made from two pieces of wood joined down the centre of the mask at an angle and supported by a triangular piece of wood at the top. The mask is painted white with heavy black eyebrows, light blue around the circular eyes with a red and blue design element at the temples, red nostrils, a black scalloped design that arches over the cheeks from the nostrils to the chin, a black moustache, red lips, and a black line under the lower lip. A tuft of off-white and brown feathers, some of which are painted blue at the tips, are attached to a wooden stick with blue string and adhesive fabric tape that has been painted blue (b), and the tuft fits into a hole in the top of the mask.