Pacific cultures

Pacific cultures

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Compact little grease-dishes in the shapes of beavers and seals were cut out of maple. ... The origin of the patterns came from animals which the artist saw about him, in the ... The sea bear was another of these mythical animals, and the ceremonial masks of the Kwakiutl added many spirits who appeared to their devotees in animal shape. ... shark or dogfish, whose lugubrious expression was achieved through a mouth turned down at the corners, and his sadness further shown byanbsp;...

Title:Pacific cultures
Author:San Francisco (Calif.). Golden gate international exposition, 1939. Dept. of Fine Arts
Publisher: - 1939


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