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 9 - 3 picks up the upper leg of the central "X"; 2 joins 3 in its loop; 2 and 3 trap 1f (segment nearest 1 rather than the central segment), and draw it through the 23 loop, which slips off as 23 rotates away and up; release 1 loop and extend.