Frontlet

About this object

History of use

Part of Tlhasala costume, yaxwiwe'. Used for Chief's headdress (Amhalayt).

Cultural context

ceremonial

Physical description

Frontlet carved with three-dimensional central figure. Figure has wings but human-like face. Another smaller face between wings. Abalone inlay used for eyes, mouth, wings and inlays around border. Paint colours are blue, red and black. Carving goes right through the wood, in the neck area.