Friday, November 14, 2008

Sugpiaq Masks

this is one of the masks displayed at the Anchorage Museum Exhibit. As you can see, it is partly damaged because during World War I and II, they were hidden in the forests. Due to the bombs and exlposions, it caused some minor and major damages to the masks. Some masks have much deeper carvings because metal blades were used, but this particular mask was carved with beaver teeth and is not in depth.

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