About this object

History of use

Part of Atlakā€™am dance series.

Iconographic meaning

Represents salmon: k!yuta.

Physical description

Mask with circular eye holes, slightly bulging eyes, stylized cheeks, and a protruding mouth. The mask is painted white with a black and red design on the forehead, black eyebrows, black and red around the eyes, red nostrils, red and black scale symbols extending from the corners of the nose, over the cheeks to the chin, red lips and a black moustache. There are three holes at edges, one at the top centre and two on the sides.