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U016.7.1
Artist / Maker : Neel, Ellen ; Kakaso'las
Title : Hand Puppet; D'sonaqua
Date (Execution) : c. 1960
Geographical Origin :
Cultural Group : Kwakwaka'wakw
Style / Period :
Medium / Material  : Carved cedar; acrylic paint; thread; acrylic buttons; woven cedar bark headdress; felt
Support / Technique :
Object Type : hand puppets
Visual Description : Felt puppet of D'sonoqua with carved wood face and characteristic circular mouth and open lips. Face is painted black with sensory features (eyes, nose, mouth) painted red. Carved hands painted black with unpainted fingernails. Black string and cedar bark hair attached to head. Navy blue felt body attached with sewn red felt with a central bird design, two verticals rows of zigzags and horizontal border on the base. Rows of white acrylic buttons evenly spaced throughout red felt.
Accession # : U016.7.1
Width (cm) : 27.00
Height (cm) : 31.00
Depth (cm) : 5.70
Mandatory Credit : Gift of Judith Lawrence
Artist Statement :