Child's Grave

Collected by Julia Averkieva from the Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl) of Vancouver Island, Canada. Traditionally the corpse of a child was placed in a carved box. The box was then placed high in the branches of a spruce tree to prevent wolves from stealing the body.

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Step 1 - Place loop on 5 so that 5f is short and 5n is long; 1 picks up 5n, then 1 catches 5f on its back by passing over this string and rotating a full turn away; as 1 returns to an upright position 5n slips off 1 and tight loops form around the bases of 1 and 5.