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 7 - 1, through its own loop from above and through hooked 3 loops from the fingertip side, passes between the upper and lower legs of the "X", catches the lower leg on its back and returns with it, allowing the original 1 loop to slip off in the process.