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.

<Full-length video in Windows Media Player>

Step-by-Step Video Clips
Written Instructions

1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  all

© 2008 ISFA. All rights reserved.

Step 7 - 2 and 3, passing through the upper and middle 1 loop from above, trap transverse 1n between them; 23 rotates away and up, drawing transverse 1n through the upper and middle 1 loops, which slip off in the process; release 1 loops and extend.