Posted 2 years ago
A bear, owl and two 'portrait' masks, about 14" tall, dating to 1850-1875, appearing to have been ceremonially used. Carved of western red cedar, the backs are hollowed out, allowing them to be worn over the face, held on by tie straps. Holes along top edge would have held bunches of hair or shredded bark. Masks are hollowed out to a fairly uniform thickness - maybe 5/8".