About this object

History of use

Belongs to the Tlha'sa.


Made for Ed Walkus.

Physical description

Mask (a) depicting a flat face with slightly pointed chin, the area around mouth slightly recessed with red lips and two rows of white teeth. Painted with heavy black eyebrows, blue around the eyes, and red on the nostrils. There is black painted hair with a scalloped edge, a black painted moustache, a scalloped design in black with two other black bands around the mouth area, and a black u-shape beside the eyes. The remainder of the face is white. A bunch of grey, brown and white feathers secured to a wooden stick with blue string and adhesive white fabric tape (b) that fits into a hole in the forehead.