Mask of the Octopus Hunter

Ceremonial Indian Mask

Ceremonial Indian Mask

You are viewing an unusual image of Mask of the Octopus Hunter. It was taken in 1914 by Edward S. Curtis.

The image shows a Ceremonial mask worn by a dancer portraying the hunter in Bella Bella mythology who killed the giant man-eating octopus. The dance was performed during Tluwulahu, a four day ceremony prior to the Winter Dance.

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