Dish

About this object

History of use

ceremonial

Narrative

The dishes A3413 and A3414 are said to have belonged to B. Willie's father, then given to the Dawson family. (T.D.J., 1962). One of twelve belongings loaned for display at the Dawson family potlatch in Alert Bay, Aug 2019.

Physical description

Wooden, dish carved in shape of a sisiutl with a rectangular shaped bowl. The dish has two human faces carved and painted on either side of dish. The faces consists of black brow, black eyes and nostrils with a green background. The teeth are carved and have blue paint around the edge. The two other sides have handles emerging from the dish in the shape of serpent-heads with protruding tongues. The heads have blue and green detailing and black eyes and brow. The teeth are carved. The bowl is painted blue, green, black and white with stylized designs.