About this object

History of use

Used in 'Walasaxa dance.

Iconographic meaning

Represents wolf: atlhanam. also called dLugwala, receiving a treasure.

Physical description

Headdress representing a wolf with rounded ears angled outwards on the top of the head, an elongated snout, and prominent nostrils. Painted black with black eyebrows, green around the eyes, red and green inside the ears, red nostrils, and red lips, all sections except the ears bordered in white. Remnants of cedar bark at the back. Off-white cloth attached to the reverse with metal nails.