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 6 - R Katilluik (R1, from below, removes L1 loop; L1, entering from below, shares both R1 loops; 1 picks up 2n; Navajo 1 loops, lifting double lower loops over upper single loop; release 2 loop; extend and arrange as needed).