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 5 - 3, withdrawing from the 345 loop, joins 2; 2 and 3, pass toward you between the two oblique 1n strings; then 2 and 3 trap the upper transverse 1n string, and draw it away between the two oblique 1n strings by rotating away and up (central oblique string slips off 23 in the process); 1 releases upper and central loops, retaining the lower loop.