This bowl was used to carry the Eagle-down to the dancers, who would dance wearing elaborately carved frontlets attached to headdresses, often decorated with ermine pelts and sea lion whiskers. The down would be placed on the top of the headdress clinging to the sea lion whiskers and as the dancer moved forward jerking forward his or her head, the down would float and land on the gathered guests as a sign of welcome and respect.
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47 Water Street
Canada V6B 1A1
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3 blocks from Waterfront Station
Between Abbott St. and Carrall St.
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