This particular Kwakiutl dance mask, was used in winter ceremonies. It represents Hokhokw, a man-eating bird. There is a hinge on the long beak. Ceremonial dancers would leap up and snap the beak closed with a loud clap. This particular mask was made in the late 19th century. Today, carvers create modern versions that are used in performances of the traditional dance.
Category: Mask dance
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