dług̱we’ (Puppet)

About this object

Iconographic meaning

Dług̱we’ ('supernatural treasure') of the Tuxwid dancer. This one represents Nunlhamgila ('fool-making').

Physical description

Two-dimensional carved human figure with three-dimensional outstretched arms nailed at a forty-five degree angle to the body. Figure is painted white with red hands and black and red facial and body features. The back is flat and unpainted.