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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Tlingit Masks

We are finishing up our art in culture unit. Thought we'd go out with a bang and do some Tlingit masks. Though the Tlingit are best known for their totem poles, they are also very skilled at wooden mask making. Their culture is broken into clans based upon animals like the eagle and raven. We looked at a lot of examples of both shamanic and animal inspired masks. I especially liked the frog and mosquito masks that we looked at. Guess what color the mosquito mask was? Red, of course!

Here are our finished masks displayed in our own totem pole! Love it.

1 comment:

  1. It never ceases to amaze me how artistic the school kids from Frenchboro are. Just look at all those amazing masks on display. Every one of them is unique, colorful, and stands out brilliantly on the totem pole. So great also to see photos of some of the children designing their masks before the end result. Well done everyone.