Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Transformation masks worn by the Kwakwaka’wakw people of British Columbia during potlatch ceremonies often represent the thunderbird, an ancestor of the tribe who can assume human form. The thunderbird is said to fire lightning from its eyes and cause thunder when it beats its wings.



  1. At first glance I thought it was a new design for the World Wrestling Foundation Championship Belt

  2. Replies
    1. Close, it's in Wokanada, a socialist place just north of the USA

  3. Probably from the U'mista Cultural Center in Alert Bay on Vancouver Island.