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Northwest Coast 84-8

NW Coast 84-8

Cedar Codfish Mask

This cedar codfish mask is adorned with bark and feathers. Masks are used by many of the tribes along the Northwest Coast. They are used in ceremonies and can declare lineage, status, and prestige. Masks help the supernatural world become visible, and may represent powerful spirit helpers or fabled creatures of family history.

Accession Number 84-8