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Transformation Mask, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada more

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Transformation Mask

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A mask on display in Vancouver airport. It was made by Stan Wamix, from the Trawatoineuk peoples of Gwo’yee, Kingcome Inlet. The caption says that:

The transformation mask is one of the most dramatic carvings of the Kwakwaka’wakw peoples. It depicts the inner and outer being. The dancer emerges from behind a dance screen with the mask in the closed position. As the dance proceeds, the dancer whirls about and the mask snaps open to reveal the inner being. This mask, carved from erd cedar, presents Raven on the outside. Bak’was, the wild man of the woods, appears within.


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Casio Computer Co., Ltd EX-Z4
Lens: Fixed
Focal Length: 10.2mm
ISO: 200
Aperture: f/3.5
Exposure Time: 0.125 seconds
Exposure Program: Program AE
Flash: Off, Did not fire
Date: 2006:10:31 15:29:53


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