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 11 - 5 withdraws from the double 45 loop and re-enters it from the opposite side; 5, passing upward on the far side of the figure, hooks down the single transverse string that connects the palmar knots and draws it down through the double 4 loop, which 4 releases as 5 presses against the palm. You have "Child's Grave".