Tłagakwame' or cedar bark headpiece, comprising rows of cedar bark sewn to an inner cedar bark ring
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Cedar Bark regalia is sacred and used in all except one of the Kwakwaka’wakw ceremonies. Although they may appear the same, each object is unique and is only used for specific dances.

Catalogue Information


Bark, Cedar; Fibre, Cotton


5.0 cm x 14.0 cm

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Physical Description

Cedar bark headdress comprised of an inner ring of natural-coloured cedar bark. Sewn to this is an outer ring of partly shredded cedar bark, dyed red. On one side is sewn a rectangular panel of red-dyed, partly shredded cedar bark. Two small cedar sticks are sewn between the inner and outer rings on opposite sides. All these are held together with white thread. Red.