Mugwamł – Four-faced Mask
The Mugwamł is an unusual type of bird-servant mask. The multiple birds on this mask represent all of the different bird-servants of the Man-Eater. This mask is rarely seen and belongs to only a few Kwakwaka’wakw families.
Wood; Feather; Bark, Cedar; Fibre; Paint
61.0 cm x 34.3 cm x 91.4 cm
Large Crooked beak mask with short, broad beak and big flaring nostrils. The nose presents a short, curved frill covered along the rim with cedar bark fringe. The mask is similarly covered with cedar bark along the rim. On top of the head are three smaller bird heads, one on the front, two on the back. Some feathers decorate the top. Black, white and red.