Belt in the shape of a SISIYUTŁ or two headed serpent, part of a Bak´was or Wild Man of the Woods costume
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Sisiyutł Belt - Wild-Man of the Woods Costume

The Bak´was performer holds his forearm up to hide his masked face from observers. This particular costume includes carved gloves on hands, lizards down the arm, the Sisiyutł as a belt, frogs on the kneecaps, snakes down the legs. The Bak´was mask to the left completes this costume.

Catalogue Information


Wood; Cloth; Thread; Metal, Nails; Bark, Cedar

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Physical Description

Sisiyutł belt constructed of carved cedar and fabric. The central face and the two serpent heads are carved and painted with the main body that connects all three made from painted fabric. White, red, green, black.