Two Hummingbirds

Collected by Julia Averkieva from the Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl) of Vancouver Island, Canada. According to legend, when someone purifies himself by bathing, hummingbirds cover his body and suck his blood as part of the ritual.

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Step 3 - 3, passing under 2n, picks up lower 1f and returns to the far side of 2n, then 3 hooks down 2n, drawing it through the 3 loop, which slips off as 3 presses against the palm. 45 joins 3 in hooking down its loop.