Tuesday, November 11, 2008
More Than Art
Not only did Alphonse Pinaut go around collecting these masks, he also made songs to put with them. He asked for a modeled mask to match each song he wrote. So if you look at the masks, they have their own song. All of the masks were only painted with red, black, or white. The whistling masks were bad luck. These masks were apart of the Sugpiaq peoples everyday life.