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In the ninetenth century, American and European traders collected Alutiiq objects, sending items to museums around the world. There are pieces of Alutiiq heritage stored in places like New England, California, Russia, France, Great Britian, Finland, and Germany. We are working to reunite Alutiiq people with these pieces. We are bringing information homes so that items can one day travel to Kodiak.

In the ninetenth century, American and European traders collected Alutiiq objects, sending items to museums around the world. There are pieces of Alutiiq heritage stored in places like New England, California, Russia, France, Great Britian, Finland, and Germany. We are working to reunite Alutiiq people with these pieces. We are bringing information homes so that items can one day travel to Kodiak.

Yupik sea lion mask

Yup'ik masks are expressive shamanic ritual masks made by the Yup'ik people of southwestern Alaska, and one of the most popular forms of native Alaskan art

Africa, We people, Ivory Coast or Liberia | Late 19th/early 20th century. Wood, metal, quills, pigment. h. 21.6 cm.  www.scva.ac.uk

Mask Late century West Africa, Ivory Coast or Liberia Wood, metal, quills, pigment h.

Masque de Kachina, ONE HORNED MAIDEN Kachina, HOPI, Arizona, USA Circa: 1890-1900 - Hopi Kachina | Pinterest - Vs, Indiaan en Arizona

Alutiiq Sugpiaq ceremonial masks and objects acquired by Alphonse Pinart (French Explorer), in 1875 in the Kodiak Archipelago, Alaska. Normally, the Natives would burn the masks upon completion of the ceremony. That any survived is quite remarkable.

Indai-Guru mask, Iban Dayak  Like Steve Bell's caricature of Tony Blair

Borneo Mask Indai-Guru Mask Borneo, Iban Dayak Wood, Polychrome Tall (A very strong powerful mask, probably from the Iban Dayak tribe. This mask was danced at ceremonies and festivals and might have been used to scare girls and children in jest.

Africa | Proto-Bobo Mask, Burkina Faso. c. prior to 1965. | The form of a domed helmet with extended vertical face in front is frequently seen in Bobo masks, as are small, close-together apertures representing the eyes, and thick, naturalistic, ridged antelope horns.

Africa | Proto-Bobo Mask, Burkina Faso. c. prior to 1965. | The form of a domed helmet with extended vertical face in front is frequently seen in Bobo masks, as are small, close-together apertures representing the eyes, and thick, naturalistic, ridged antelope horns.

An Eskimo Wood Mask, Point Hope, composed of carved wood, depicting the moon. Sotheby’s AMERICAN INDIAN ART 23 MAY 2008 NEW YORK

An Eskimo Wood Mask, Point Hope, composed of carved wood, depicting the moon. Sotheby’s AMERICAN INDIAN ART 23 MAY 2008 NEW YORK

23-11-11  Swiss carnival masks in Museum Rietberg, Zurich

Swiss carnival mask in Museum Rietberg, Zurich

finger mask inuit - Google Search

Inuit finger mask worn by women during dance performances while the women surround a male, masked dancer. Possibly represents a moon spirit.

Masque Kodiak, Alaska - Collection Alphonse Pinart.

Exposition Kodiak, Alaska, des masques surprenants

Masque Agit'lik (grand), Kodiak, Alaska, collected by Alphonse Pinart

It's just this

dan Henri Nappée, France (aviation engineer, from 1941 until 1975 employed in the Democratic Republic of Congo); present mask collected in situ

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