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Yagim Mask, 1920-25 Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Wood, paint. George Walkus (kwakwaka'wakw, ca 1875-1958). A furtive, aggressive sea creature known as Yagim was part of the dramatic Tseyka performance cycle, which took place during the dark winter when life on the North West coast moves largely indoora.

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Yagim Mask, 1920-25 Vancouver Island, British Columbia.  Wood, paint.  George Walkus (kwakwaka'wakw, ca 1875-1958).  A furtive, aggressive sea creature known as Yagim was part of the dramatic Tseyka performance cycle, which took place during the dark winter when life on the North West coast moves largely indoora.