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Paul Kane Watercolour - Ojibwe Cermonial Drum
Painted Cree Frame Drum
Cedar Box Drum
Frame Drum with 2 Snares
Octagonal Painted Frame Drum
Butterfly Painted Frame Drum
Ojibwe Frame Drum
Cedar Log Drum
Raven Wolf Drum
Halibut Drum
Dzunukwa Mask
Kwigwis Mask
Bakwas Mask
Deaf Man Mask
Nulamal Mask
Crooked Beak Mask
Baxbakwalanuksiwe Mask
Owl Mask
Ancestor Mask
Xwi Xwi Mask

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Owl Mask
Kwakwaka'wakw First Nation UCC- 80.01.28 The Owl is one of the characters that appear in both the T?seka and T?a’sala ceremonies. Owl represents the “Wise One” and the keeper of their knowledge. Every animal has its role and teachings as a part of this ceremony. In Kwakwaka’wakw culture, Owl is associated with ill fortune and is often the messenger of death. To hear the owl call your name is a calling for you to join the spirits of the dead, and it is believed you will soon die. When the dance is performed the dancer will accentuate the distinctive bulging eyes and fierce expression of the mask with the owl-like movements, keeping his head forward and eyes stright ahead.


About Drums
Stories
Drum Culture Travel the map from the Plains to the Northwest forests to discover the origins of the many different drums of the First Nations.
The Earth World
Tailfeather Woman
Crow Water
Building a Drum Learn how to make the basic frame drum of the Aboriginal Nations.
The Creation The Ojibwe creation story richly illustrated.

 

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