Mask

About this object

History of use

Represents Xwixwi, a Kwakwaka'wakw form of the Salish Sxwayxwey. See Boas, 1895, pg. 497, Figs. 170-171; pg. 516; or Holm, 1983, pg. 171.

Cultural context

ceremonial

Physical description

Xwixwi mask with white face, protruding cylindrical eyes, hooked nose with red nostrils and red recurved tongue. Green around eyes. Black and green scalloped border around top rim, black eyebrows and moustache. Cord attached at back of mask.