Two Killerwhales

Collected by Julia Averkieva from the Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl) of Vancouver Island, Canada. According to legend all great chiefs who die are transformed into killerwhales. Killerwhales are believed to be closely related to humans, thus allowing the transformation.

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Step 6 - L3 enters the double L2 loop from below, then L3 hooks R1f to the right, drawing it down through the double L2 loop as it presses against the L palm; point 2 of each hand away from you to reveal an "X" in the center of the figure formed by R2f and R45n where they cross.