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Artist / Maker : Neel, Ellen ; Kakaso'las
Title : Hand Puppet; Sun Man (Tlisala)
Date (Execution) : c.1960
Geographical Origin :
Cultural Group : Kwakwaka'wakw
Style / Period :
Medium / Material  : Cedar; acrylic paint; felt; string; acrylic buttons
Support / Technique :
Object Type : hand puppets
Visual Description : Puppet with carved head, painted face, and felt textile body. Carved face is painted with a sun mask motif with a green and red band around eyes, marks on cheeks, smile with teeth and red lips. Black and red sun rays in formline design surround the head. Carved hands with individual fingers and black painted nails. Body is made of dark navy felt, red vertical and horizontal felt bands, and white acrylic buttons sewn in rows on and around red bands, and under head. Verso of body has red copper shaped get lined with white buttons.
Accession # : U016.7.3
Width (cm) : 32.00
Height (cm) : 31.00
Depth (cm) : 5.40
Mandatory Credit : Gift of Judith Lawrence
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