ticnyunqwus (Mask)

About this object

History of use

Reproduction (made for sale to tourists) of a "Big Lipped Grandfather" False Face mask. According to the 1969 Iroqrafts tag, the maker of the mask was (approx. spelling) "Ticnyunqwus" from the Turtle clan of the Seneca nation.


Removed from display in 1997. This mask was sold as a tourist item from 'Iroqrafts' (Iroquois Crafts & Arts store on the Six Nations Reserve) however many members of the community believe that any false face items should not be displayed to the public, so it is currently treated as culturally sensitive and not displayed.

Physical description

False face mask with copper eyes, red mouth, and 'blond' horse hair.